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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 )

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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 M (79)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:29 pm

Bob P (398)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:02 am

Christeen A (552)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:49 pm
Interesting. Thank you.

Suheyla C (234)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:17 pm
ohh loveeeee
Thank you

g d c (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:59 pm

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

Ruth C (140)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:34 am
Awww, the picture above is soooooo adorable.

Sergio P (63)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 2:31 pm

Edgar Zuim (47)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:06 pm

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

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.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 16, 2016, 1:34 am
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