Putting your hand in your pocket to feign a ready weapon might be an effective deterrent against criminals, but won’t win awards for subtlety. But certain behaviors, it turns out, are so veiled that even the protagonists may not know what they are really signaling to the other party. These behaviors are not what they seem.
Bearing Outsized Gifts
At holiday time we often remind ourselves of the biblical verse, “it is better to give than to receive.” What exactly are we signaling when we bestow gifts upon others?
Recent research shows that it is indeed better to give than to receive. Scientific studies have shown ...