Bashful is in the Eye Of The Beholder

Why are some people shy? It may be that they see the world--or at least faces--differently. Italian researchers recruited 49 shy third- and fourth-graders and asked them to identify emotion in the facial expressions of other children in a video-game format. The shyest kids had difficulty identifying expressions that were either hostile or neutral. Joy, on the other hand, was almost never misread.


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