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31 Jan, 2014

PressTV – Short people prone to paranoia: Study

Scientists have found that feeling shorter makes people more susceptible to feelings of paranoia and inferiority as well as extreme mistrust. A team of researchers from Britain’s Oxford University used virtual reality (VR) technology to decrease the height of 60 adult women who were travelling on a computer-simulated Tube train by 25 centimeters.

The volunteers who were prone to having “mistrustful thoughts” experienced the same journey for a second time at their normal height. The results of the study indicated that most participants reported negative feelings, such as being incompetent, unlikeable or inferior when they were height-reduced.

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