Kearsey Wingard

A student, delving in that of which anything interests them.

A question that I was requested to answer.

Positive nonverbal communication is likely a great place to start. In fact, it should be implemented in any social environment until it is so natural that it literally improves your mental health and brightens the day and mood of everyone else around an individual.

If you’re ever interested in getting deeper with nonverbal communication, I recommend Joe Navarro’s What Every Body is Saying.

Doing some research for this answer, because I do not want to misinform you.

I have just heard of the reciprocity principle that founders and CEOs of organizations/corporations use to their advantage, which is the obligation or pressure to repay someone for a favor or anything they’ve done for us, and individuals tend to give back more than they initially received to get rid of any guilt felt for receiving the preliminary favor. It is said that, “Internally, this can help improve or repair work relationships, win over co-workers and build consensus.” Kind gestures can overcome feelings of dislike or suspicion that are directed towards you in the workplace. Things like bringing some of your co-workers a beverage they like, or surprise some of your colleagues with breakfast/snacks/lunch. Actions do, as everyone knows, speak louder than words.

Priming concept is interesting. Give the people a nice environment to work one (a visually appealing one) with minimal decorations that give off bubbly vibes, or a theme that reflects your desired work culture and product.

Social psychology can be used in several more ways, I’m sure, but I’m honestly not that versed in social psychology.

A question that was requested I answer.

Overall, yes, it does—at least in my opinion. Forgive me, I am entirely biased. Bias? That in and of itself is psychology, no? Anything outside of my mind or within it has an impact on my brain and how I process things.

If there was one single individual in his lonesome on the Earth with no person or animal to interact with, it still remains psychological, because everything is filtered through the mind. Your thoughts on the sky, the trees, and its effect on you.

Granted, a human would go insane without social interaction. Eventually, the brain would construct itself a realm of social interaction. For all you know, it could start calling trees their friend. Ready to be a tree hugger? A study in the past I did research on was conducted by two scientists who sat in caves, both for separate amounts of time. The one who stayed isolated longer was much more deeply impacted by the traumatic experience. He'd made the rats skittering around in the cave his friend, talked to them as if they were people, and lost all concept of time. He also slept for 2-3 days at a time, feeling as though it had been a normal eight-hour slumber.

I can't imagine how humans would be today if they were all isolated from social interaction, but nonetheless, psychology would not cease to exist unless creatures themselves ceased to exist.

In conclusion, a human can still experience negative emotions or overly positive ones. In fact, social interactions are likely what's keeping a person's sanity intact. I believe that psychology and how susceptible your brain is to outer stimuli is significantly higher than it would be without social interactions.

The closest known deceased relatives of today’s humans were Neanderthals and Denisovans. A bone fragment, possibly belonging to a teenage girl, discovered in a Siberia by scientists uncovers the first found hybrid. DNA evidence confirms interbreeding, which was only hinted in previous genetic studies. Archeological digs revealed that Neanderthals and Denisovans lived in Eurasia, Neanderthal bones dating from 200,000 to 40,000 years old found mostly in western Eurasia and Denisovans bones dating from 200,000 to 30,000 years old discovered in eastern Eurasia

Archeologists discovered a fossil in 2012 in Denisova Cave, named “Denisova 11,” and researchers studied proteins removed from it and over 2,000 other fossils from Denisova Cave, which revealed the fragment came from a human. The thickness of the exterior of the fragment suggested that Denisova 11 belong to a girl, being at least 13 years old when she died, although radiocarbon dating suggested it was over 50,000 years old.

Source: “Neanderthals and Denisovans Mated, New Hybrid Bone Reveals”, Charles Q. Choi, August 22nd, 2018

A new phenomenon like the aurora borealis called STEVE (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement) is created by an electric field pointing poleward in the upper hemisphere and a magnetic field pointing downward, and they work together to make a drift going west. The ionosphere pulls solar particles to hit the neutral particles and they heat up, which makes the streaks of light.

Researchers first discovered STEVE after a Canadian Facebook group named the Alberta Aurora Chasers posted pictures of unusual vertical streaks of light in the sky, and they worked with the group to find out what conditions caused the phenomenon.

Source: “Meet ‘Steve,’ the Aurora-Like Mystery Scientists Are Beginning to Unravel”, Sarah Lewin,

The Little Albert experiment was a renowned psychology experiment led by a behaviorist, John B. Watson, and a graduate student named Rosalie Rayner.

They conducted classical conditioning on a 9-month-old infant called Little Albert by presenting him with a white laboratory rat and paired it with a loud sound, to which he became afraid and instantly cried when the rat alone was presented to him after repeated loud noises associated with the rat, and conditioned him to be afraid of things with similarities to the rat (i.e., Santa Claus’ beard).

In conclusion, Albert was conditioned to have an emotional response when the rat or things similar in appearance were shown.

Source: “The Little Albert Experiment”, Kendra Cherry,