o Dogs wagging their tails – speaking to evolution, observe wagging patterns when dogs are presented with pictures of owner, cat, and scarier dog. Dogs wag their tails more to the right when viewing owner (left hemisphere controls right side of body) so evident of approach behavior Left hemisphere controls approach behaviors Right controls avoidant behaviors o Mills College Yearbook Study 141 photos 50/50 genuine smiles and non-genuine smiles Contacted at 27, 43, 52 years Observers rated genuine smilers more favorably on several personality dimension and expected more rewarding interactions with them Up to 30 years later genuine smilers reported higher well- being and were more likely to be married and stay married o Improved immune function, less pain, less impairments, less mortality in people with chronic disease, greater satisfaction and success in the workplace, longer life, greater organizational performance • The Role of Positive emotions “more than just feeling good”
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