The Science of Awkwardness

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Embarrassment and prosociality: http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~kel...

Empathetic Embarrassment:

http://www.npr.org/2014/07/19/3327600...
http://healthland.time.com/2011/05/05...

Cringe subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/cringe

awkward hug gifs: http://giphy.com/search/awkward-hug

Embarrassment: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/11/em...

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows...

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (on YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/user/obscures...

“Why Are We Morbidly Curious?” (related Vsauce video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbdMM...

social rejection and physical pain: http://www.pnas.org/content/108/15/62...

Social awkwardness and genetics:

http://news.sciencemag.org/social-sci...
http://www.snpedia.com/index.php/Rs53576

Psychology experiments that test the breaking of social norms are called “breaching experiments”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breachin...

Stage Fright: http://business.uni.edu/buscomm/Prese...

Oxytocin:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxytocin
http://www.psyneuen-journal.com/artic...

Oxytocin and fear/anxiety:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_release...

negativity bias: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negativi...

more negative emotions than positive:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...

Eleanor Roosevelt quote: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/26110...

“in you 20s and 30s…” quote: http://www.ihhp.com/equotes/

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows...

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (on YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/user/obscures...

“sonder” gif: http://i.imgur.com/zxBZ0vF.gif