The Science of Awkwardness


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Published: 4 years ago
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Sources and extra links below!
me on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce
me on instagram: http://www.instagram.com/electricpants
music by http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow

Embarrassment and prosociality: http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~keltner/publications/FeinbergWillerKeltner2012.pdf

Empathetic Embarrassment:

http://www.npr.org/2014/07/19/332760081/the-opposite-of-schadenfreude-vicarious-embarrassment
http://healthland.time.com/2011/05/05/why-your-embarassment-causes-me-so-much-pain/

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/embarrassment.aspx

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

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

“Why Are We Morbidly Curious?” (related Vsauce video): http://www.youtubesmov.com/mov/o0yt6IMMdbZ/vid.html?

social rejection and physical pain: http://www.pnas.org/content/108/15/6270.full

Social awkwardness and genetics:

http://news.sciencemag.org/social-sciences/2009/11/socially-awkward-check-your-genes
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/Breaching_experiment

Stage Fright: http://business.uni.edu/buscomm/Presentations/stagefright.html

Oxytocin:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxytocin
http://www.psyneuen-journal.com/article/S0306-4530(13)00211-4/abstract?cc=y

Oxytocin and fear/anxiety:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-07/nu-tlh072213.php

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

more negative emotions than positive:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3156001/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-the-name-love/201007/are-negative-emotions-more-important-positive-emotions

Eleanor Roosevelt quote: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/26110-you-wouldn-t-worry-so-much-about-what-others-think-of

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

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

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

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


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Whenever I fuck up in a social situation, i just tell myself how no one cares enough about I do to really remember any blunder I may take.

People are usually often busier caring about their own appearance to care about yours.

People may laugh at your fart today, but tomorrow its unlikely any of them remember it even happened.

14 minutes ago

Me at Burger King
Cashier: Do you want ketchup or mayonnaise with the fries?
Me: yes fries please
Cashier: ok

10 hours ago

Love that watch!

16 hours ago

do you ever wonder.. what's going on in this intullectual's head?

16 hours ago

Vsauce Title:
Science of awkwardness.
Literally 1 min in the vid:
We need the study the character of the universe

17 hours ago

That biden clip is epic

22 hours ago

When you're watching in 2020 and see that even in pre-trump times......... Biden was still seen as a weirdo

1 day ago

This one was relatable asf WOW !

1 day ago

Being able to read emotions but judge people for them, and not being able to look past it. Sooo empathic

1 day ago

SEND THIS TO PEWDIEPIE. THE KING OF HANDSHAKES.

1 day ago

Imaginary audience?

1 day ago

Is that Joe Biden at 3:06? Haven't seen that one before. Gross, man.

2 days ago

That man has a large influence on modern day American politics. Just allow that to sink in.

1 day ago

im so eee i coudn't even finish the movie ratatouille

2 days ago

Title: The Science of Awkwardness
Vsauce: Who is the main Character of the Universe?

2 days ago

But what is awkwardness? Why is it good? And who is...


𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖒𝖆𝖎𝖓 𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖗𝖆𝖈𝖙𝖊𝖗 𝖔𝖋 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖚𝖓𝖎𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖘𝖊?

2 days ago

"what exactly is being awkward, and who is GOD!?"
- Michael, about a minute and a half into the video

2 days ago

The latter half of this video weirdly acted as therapy for me.

2 days ago

All 3 of the first things he said happened to me today at a job interview i still got the job tho

3 days ago

Fave 1

3 days ago

I feel sonder especially when I travel the world. I realize that the places I visit for just a few days are places where people live as complicated lives as I do back home.

3 days ago

When you meet someone and they stand about a foot too close while they're talking to you.

3 days ago

hey thank you again my mind is soo creative that i say the awkward word i said many times and my mind just overheats it does a lot

3 days ago

I'm just a small needle in a giant haystack.

3 days ago

Bruh have you made one bad video

3 days ago

boy do I love myself some fresh C R I N G E

4 days ago

0:18👌 he got us

4 days ago

Y know, having tuerretes is basically a curse. When your blood pressure increases you start to tick increasing your blood pressure not being able to talk which increases blood pressure even more and constantly stressing yourself out creating a vicious cycle.

5 days ago

I’ll give you another example of a situation.






Accidentally seeing two stray dogs mate.

5 days ago

i didn't realise that it was because i learned about sonder (as a result of reflections during my teenage hood) that i stopped being as akward

5 days ago

I am very EEE

5 days ago