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Why We Can Be So Wrong About What Others Are Thinking

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

We are overly confident about our capacity to read other people, even our spouses. Trying to "detect the emotion someone is feeling by looking at a picture of their face or looking into someone's eyes" (two common mind reading tests) actually worsens our accuracy.

Social Psychology: How to Read Minds Like a Wizard

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

We may not have supernatural powers, but we do have untapped cognitive powers that might be harnessed to help us more accurately assess what others think of us.