Today’s topic: Strange situations
What would you do if you were in a strange situation?
What do people do when they are uncertain?
Usually people look to others when they are uncertain. They do what other people are doing. Researchers created a room for people to fill out forms. The room would slowly fill up with smoke. Researchers watch how the participants would react to the smoke.
This is what they found:
When the participants were alone in the room, they would immediately leave when they saw the smoke. When there were other people in the room, they wound not react to the smoke. Even when it completely filled the room.
Don’t always rely on others, think for yourself!
Annie asks a worried Edward what's on his mind. As he talks about it, he reveals that he's concerned for his mother, who's been really tired lately. When Annie makes a joke about the situation, he lightly asks her to be serious. As they continue talking, Edward says he's not very comfortable showing his emotions openly.
2018/05/24 (星期四) 10:05
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2018/10/12 (星期五) 8:29
Annie notices that Oliver looks very untidy with his shirt untucked and his face dirty. Oliver says someone in his study group complained about him not contributing and they ended up pushing each other. Oliver wants to demonstrate how the fight started, but Annie stops him because the office is too small.
2018/07/12 (星期四) 10:16