The Science of Awkwardness

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awkward.........Sources and extra links below!me on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauceme on instagram: http://www.instagram.com/electricpantsmusic by http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnowEmbarrassment and prosociality: http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~keltner/publications/FeinbergWillerKeltner2012.pdfEmpathetic Embarrassment: http://www.npr.org/2014/07/19/332760081/the-opposite-of-schadenfreude-vicarious-embarrassmenthttp://healthland.time.com/2011/05/05/why-your-embarassment-causes-me-so-much-pain/Cringe subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/cringeawkward hug gifs: http://giphy.com/search/awkward-hugEmbarrassment: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/11/embarrassment.aspxThe Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.comThe Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (on YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/user/obscuresorrows“Why Are We Morbidly Curious?” (related Vsauce video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbdMMI6ty0osocial rejection and physical pain: http://www.pnas.org/content/108/15/6270.fullSocial awkwardness and genetics: http://news.sciencemag.org/social-sciences/2009/11/socially-awkward-check-your-geneshttp://www.snpedia.com/index.php/Rs53576Psychology experiments that test the breaking of social norms are called “breaching experiments”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaching_experimentStage Fright: http://business.uni.edu/buscomm/Presentations/stagefright.htmlOxytocin:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxytocinhttp://www.psyneuen-journal.com/article/S0306-4530(13)00211-4/abstract?cc=yOxytocin and fear/anxiety: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-07/nu-tlh072213.phpnegativity bias: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negativity_biasmore negative emotions than positive:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3156001/https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-the-name-love/201007/are-negative-emotions-more-important-positive-emotionsEleanor Roosevelt quote: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/26110-you-wouldn-t-worry-so-much-about-what-others-think-of“in you 20s and 30s…” quote: http://www.ihhp.com/equotes/The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.comThe Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (on YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/user/obscuresorrows“sonder” gif: http://i.imgur.com/zxBZ0vF.gif