Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time

Is Crying Manipulative?

July 26, 2021 Flyover Radio, Inc. Episode 18
Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time
Is Crying Manipulative?
Show Notes

Studies show women cry four times more than men do. Is this evidence of evolutionary biology or have women learned to use crying to get their way? This episode, we discover how crying works, discuss theories as to why we cry and dig into whether crying is manipulative. We all enter this world crying, but let's learn how our relationship with this emotional outpour change as we grow into adults.

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SOURCES:
How Crying Works, How Stuff Works
The Science of Crying, Time
Teary-Eyed Evolution: Crying Serves a Purpose, NPR
The Crying Game, Psychology Today
Why Do We Cry, the Science of Tears, Independent
Why We Cry, New Research is Opening Eyes to the Psychology of Tears, American Psychological Association
New Theory for Why We Cry, Live Science
Preschool children's response to peer crying, Early Childhood Research Quarterly
The damaging effects of perceived crocodile tears for a crier's image, Front Psychol