Tag: smile studies

Can Smiling Make You Happy?

When someone is sad, it is natural to want to cheer her up. Can encouraging her to smile, even a fake one, do the trick?

Will a forced smile feel fake?

A recent study in Hong Kong found that smiling when unhappy can actually make them feel worse because they will feel like they are wearing a mask. The study also found that the brain will begin to link the smile with the sad feelings and will attach future smiles to the same feelings of sadness versus happiness.

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