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Psychology: Why You Want to Squeeze Cute Things : 80beats


Science & Tech  (tags: psychology, mind brain, cute aggresson, gigl n., unbearable cuteness )

Pirjo
- 730 days ago - blogs.discovermagazine.com
We've all experienced that urge to squeeze something that is really, really cute. Think tiny bunnies, baby ducks, a pudgy baby's cheeks. In the Philippines they even have a word for it:gigil n. the urge to pinch or squeeze something that is cute.



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Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:47 pm
I had read about this and thought what a different study this is. I wonder why bubble wrap was used instead of stuffed toys. When one feels that "cute aggression" they usually respond with a hug or a squeeze not exactly a press that bubble wrap needs to make it pop. Still pretty interesting study, thanks for the share.
 

Sue Matheson (76)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:29 pm
thanks
 

Bob P. (416)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:02 am
thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (568)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:49 pm
Interesting. Thank you.
 

Suheyla C. (232)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:17 pm
ohh loveeeee
Thank you
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g d c. (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:59 pm
ty
 

Dana W. (9)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:29 pm
Hmmm - something to think about.
 

june t. (66)
Monday January 28, 2013, 11:23 pm
thanks for the post
 

Gloria H. (88)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:25 am
Is that why I want to hug my friends? what is the actual point of the study, and who paid for it?
 

Ro H. (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:05 am
ty
 

Ruth S. (300)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:34 am
Awww, the picture above is soooooo adorable.
 

Sergio Padilla (61)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 2:31 pm
Thanks
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:06 pm
Thanks.
 

Kay M. (347)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:01 pm
interesting.
 

Hector Rodriguez (4)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:30 pm
Most Asians are sick with this ailment, they make a lot of videos crushing animals. Disgusting & cruel.
 

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:39 am
hector Rodriguez . no, that is zoosadism.
 
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