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Why Do People Blush?

Lecture no. 23 from the course: Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

Why Do People Blush?

Taught by Professor Mark Leary | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

First, examine what happens biologically when we blush and its evolutionary purpose. Then, look closer at blushing’s role in social interactions, its relationship with undesired attention, and its link to social behaviors in apes. Finally, study the phenomenon of the creeping blush and uncover why some people blush more than others.

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