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#217751 - 04/13/08 12:23 PM Should Children be Taught This?
pufferfish Offline

Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 6875
Loc: USA

Can you tell someone's intent by learning certain characteristics?

I know that the intent of this article was not for children, but wouldn't it have been cool if we could have recognized their intent?

#217754 - 04/13/08 12:39 PM Re: Should Children be Taught This? [Re: pufferfish]
hogan_dawg Offline

Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 492
Google Ekman's Facial Action Coding Scale - he's the boss for this kind of stuff.

Typically you have to train facial raters. It's difficult. 100 hours of training. Plus, there's an ethical concern in introducing such concepts into a very young child's cognitive repertoire.

One problem with street proofing 2-4 year olds is that they don't have a sophisticated language for understanding deception or misdirection, tactics perpetrators employ.

Yes it would have been extremely cool to have these tools in my arsenal before the attacks - I feel this as an adult only. It also would have been extremely cool if I'd been taught when it is appropriate to bite down hard.

Edited by hogan_dawg (04/13/08 12:51 PM)
I can say unequivocally that the lie of "To truly heal you must first forgive" has derailed more victims than the abusers themselves.
Andrew Vachs, 2003

#217755 - 04/13/08 12:40 PM Re: Should Children be Taught This? [Re: pufferfish]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

Interesting article. It's uncanny how interest in casual sex as opposed to commitment seems to show in one's face. But I wonder at the reasoning. According to this study any guy with strong square features is doomed by physiology to always want casual sex as opposed to a relationship.

When I was a teenager none of this mattered all that much. I thought that everyone who approached me or was nice to me wanted me for casual sex.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#217803 - 04/13/08 04:08 PM Re: Should Children be Taught This? [Re: roadrunner]
GateKPR4 Offline

Registered: 10/29/07
Posts: 955
Loc: North Carolina, USA
ôSo in fact, we do judge a book by its cover. And the funny thing is, it often works for us.ö

I found this to be true in my adult life. As a child I was not as aware of first impressions as I am now and today they are usually right.
Hard to do this on the internet though.

I'm a normal person dealing with abnormal experiences.
The greatest discoveries we will find within ourselves.
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