world-news

Yearbook photos could predict one's divorce

Washington, November 15 : One's yearbook photo might predict the likelihood of getting a divorce in the future, according to a new book.


Matthew Hertenstein, psychology professor at the DePauw University, in his new book 'The Tell: The Little Clues That Reveal Big Truths about Who We Are' digs deeper into his 2009 study that revealed that people who smiled widely were more likely to have lasting marriages than those who smiled weakly, or not at all, in their childhood photos, the Huffington Post reported.

Hertenstein and his team had examined several hundred college yearbook photos to understand how intensely people smiled and then asked the subjects, ranging in age from their early twenties to their late eighties, if they had divorced.

The study found that those who smiled the least in their yearbook photos were five times more likely to divorce at some point in their lives compared to those who smiled the most.

Hertenstein has written in his book that people who smile in their photos are simply being more compliant when the photographer says, 'Cheese,' and it may be that this level of obedience is the glue that keeps some marriages together.

He added that people who smile in their photographs have a more positive disposition and more extensive social network and during tough times, people with a positive emotional disposition and strong social support tend to thrive.

--ANI (Posted on 15-11-2013)

world-news headlines

Myanmar's nationwide census covers nearly 11 mn households

Planned air search for missing plane again suspended

Pain may curb sex drive in women: Study

3G, 4G spectrum license auction begins in Pakistan

Botafogo keeper lauds Seedorf impact

Brazil World Cup venue not yet complete

Spurs coach Popovich named NBA coach of year

Mazzarri to stay at Inter next season: Thohir

Chelsea goalie Cech to miss rest of season

Sao Paulo express interest in Kaka

Hollande vows 'all measures' to fight Syrian Jihadists

Nine held in Venezuela for financing violent protests

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top