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SSS 2012-01-25

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 This is Scientific American's sixty seconds science, I'm Cynthia Graber. This will just take a minute.

It's know that taller people tend to have more jobs with more authority and higher salaries but there is a flip1 side the more powerful person is the taller hero she feels. The researchers investigate the * with inspired by the BP chairman's comment after the oil spoil about the small people. There are many such mighty2 force think big man on campus could this mighty force influence or reflect reality, might powerful people actually overestimate3 how tall they are? Scientist created 3 experiments with nearly 300 participants, in need the participants were made to feel more or less powerful being chosen as the manager of this *. Then they face the task which estimate their own height comparing the actual height to a pole, for example or chosen the height over their avatar. In each case when the participants win the position of power they represent their height as significant taller than those in weaker positions. The research was published in the journal Psychological Science. So the researchers conclude they could be legal CEO of BP and * let them to a new finding when we feel powerful. We feel on top of the world or quite literally4 tall.
Thanks for the minute for Scientific American's sixty seconds science, I'm Cynthia Graber. 

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1 flip Vjwx6     
vt.快速翻动;轻抛;轻拍;n.轻抛;adj.轻浮的
参考例句:
  • I had a quick flip through the book and it looked very interesting.我很快翻阅了一下那本书,看来似乎很有趣。
  • Let's flip a coin to see who pays the bill.咱们来抛硬币决定谁付钱。
2 mighty YDWxl     
adj.强有力的;巨大的
参考例句:
  • A mighty force was about to break loose.一股巨大的力量即将迸发而出。
  • The mighty iceberg came into view.巨大的冰山出现在眼前。
3 overestimate Nmsz5Y     
v.估计过高,过高评价
参考例句:
  • Don't overestimate seriousness of the problem.别把问题看重了。
  • We overestimate our influence and our nuisance value.我们过高地估计了自己的影响力和破坏作用。
4 literally 28Wzv     
adv.照字面意义,逐字地;确实
参考例句:
  • He translated the passage literally.他逐字逐句地翻译这段文字。
  • Sometimes she would not sit down till she was literally faint.有时候,她不走到真正要昏厥了,决不肯坐下来。
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