The Power of Whining

There’s a new breakthrough in the attempt to appreciate whining: “Whines, cries, and motherese: Their relative power to distract,” Rosemarie Sokol Chang and Nicholas S. Thompson, Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 2011, 5(2), 131-141. The authors, at SUNY New Paltz and Clark University, explain: “Distraction was measured in terms of number of subtraction […]