Why Do We Cry? - Glad You Asked S1 (E2)

Published on 8 Oct 2019, 12:00
Glad You Asked host Joss Fong has been fascinated by crying her entire life. She’s even kept a spreadsheet of every time she cries to figure out what patterns lie in the triggers. This episode explores how crying evolved in humans and what it tells us about ourselves.

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Here are some of the videos Joss had the other hosts watch:
youtube.com/watch?v=3hEMRkY4pDs + youtube.com/watch?v=wVubXLv3siA

Key Sources:
Thai ad “Unsung Hero”: youtube.com/watch?v=uaWA2GbcnJU
Why Only Humans Weep by Ad Vingerhoets amazon.com/dp/B00B9WPN00/ref=dp-kindle-r...

Crying: A Natural and Cultural History of Tears byTom Lutz amazon.com/gp/product/0393321037/ref=ppx...

“Culture and Crying: Prevalences and Gender Differences” journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/106...

“Social and psychological consequences of not crying: possible associations with psychopathology and therapeutic relevance.” ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28831948

“Moment-to-moment changes in feeling moved match changes in closeness, tears, goosebumps, and warmth: time series analyses” .ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28024440

“Empathy: Gender effects in brain and behavior” sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0...

“Male and Female Differences in Nonconscious Mimicry: A Systematic Review” jeps.efpsa.org/articles/10.5334/jeps.de