Fun Fact Friday: How is Yawning linked to a Psychopathic person?

Did you know that a person with psychopathic traits failed to catch the contagious yawn from watching someone else?

According to a study published in Personality and Individual Differences, yawning is associated with empathy and, therefore, if you score high on the psychopathic trait test, you are less likely to catch the contagious yawn. According to the study, the 135 college students tested were given various tests including a video displaying yawning. They also stated that one may see someone with psychopathic traits to be someone you find “burying bodies in the basement,” but, in fact, ‘people high in psychopathic traits may just be hard to connect with, it doesn’t mean they are malicious individuals.’

If you would like to read more about the study you can click on the link below. The study is still new and premature.

Works Cited:

http://www.today.com/health/person-psychopath-yawn-might-help-you-tell-t40276

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