The British smile is judged more genuine than the American in a new study from the Univeristy of California. There is impressive evidence to back up the difference. The psychology professor who authored the study correctly identified the nationality of 14 out of 15 people, just from their smiles.
'Restrained but dignified' is how the study describes the British smile. It tends to show the lower teeth and create a crinkle around the eyes, whereas a typical American shows more teeth and doesn't reach the eyes. Perhaps Americans are just more proud of their dental work than us Brits - something they've been telling us for years...
Making Habits, Breaking Habits
In his new book, Jeremy Dean--psychologist and author of PsyBlog--looks at how habits work, why they are so hard to change, and how to break bad old cycles and develop new healthy, creative, happy habits.
→ "Making Habits, Breaking Habits", is available now on Amazon.Reviews
The Bookseller, “Editor’s Pick,” 10/12/12 “Sensible and very readable…By far the most useful of this month’s New You offerings.”
Kirkus Reviews, 1/1/13 “Making changes does take longer than we may expect—no 30-day, 30-pounds-lighter quick fix—but by following the guidelines laid out by Dean, readers have a decent chance at establishing fulfilling, new patterns.”
Publishers Weekly, 12/10/12 “An accessible and informative guide for readers to take control of their lives.”