Forget The Gym, Just Carry A Gun
Your mind will tell you this guy is bigger than he is really is.
According to a new study, people appear larger and more muscular if they are holding a weapon.
Daniel Hessler of the University of California Los Angeles conducted the study through the use of online surveys. It was found that when a person held a gun or a knife, he was perceived as being larger than his actual size.
Fessler believes the explanation lies in psychology.
“For nearly all vertebrates, size matters — bigger animals win fights with smaller animals. Human psychology reflects this, as people use size as a way of conceptualizing how dangerous another person might be,” said Fessler.
Bryan Nash Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.
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