Observing communication skills in newly wed couples
Communication is the key to all relationships. Communicating effectively can determine the success or the failure of a relationship.
Determining the effect of social hierarchy on foraging in coyotes
Whether it’s an older sibling taking the last piece of cake from their younger sibling or a dominant coyote shoving a subordinate out of the way so it can eat the food, nature has its hierarchies.
How to analyze nurse-patient consultations
Efficient and effective communication is necessary in doctor-patient as well as nurse-patient consultations.
Robot-child interactions – helping children with autism learn skills
Human-Computer Interaction research may go a lot further than just evaluating an office worker interacting with a stationary computer or laptop.
Classroom observations including facial expression analysis
Internet and technology usage, including computers, tablets, and mobile phones, has increased exponentially in the past few years.
Observing monkey behavior – cracking the nut
We already know some monkeys display above average intelligence. One way by which we can tell is their use of tools. Studies have shown that capuchin monkeys use boulders and logs as anvils upon which they can crush nuts.
Human-robot interaction: Can you trust a robot?
How do you know if someone with whom you do business is telling the truth? When buying something from a stranger, we are trying to determine if he or she can be trusted, either consciously or unconsciously.
Beautiful birds and UV – What we cannot see
Don’t we all enjoy the variety and intensity of bird colors? Male birds have perhaps the most impressive color display in nature.
Observations of surgeons as a tool to assess competency
Medical doctors receive extensive education and training before and during their time spent working at a hospital or clinic.
What behaviors to focus on – Airport passenger experiences
To learn more about airport design and to investigate how to make time at an airport more enjoyable, Livingstone et al. undertook a study into passenger experience.