Short are less happy, say Oxford University researchers

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SHORT people are less happy, according to scientists at Oxford University.

Researchers simulated a journey on public transport for volunteers, then used virtual reality technology to reduce their height by 10in and had them perform the pretend journey again.

Volunteers said they experienced more negative feelings, such as being incompetent, dislikeable or inferior, when they were shorter.

Prof Daniel Freeman, who led the Medical Research Council-funded study, said: “Being tall is associated with greater career and relationship success.”

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8:29am Thu 30 Jan 14

rfr says...

Prof Daniel Freeman said: “Being tall is associated with greater career and relationship success.” Professor Freeman is one of the UK's leading clinical psychologists and is six foot four.
Prof Daniel Freeman said: “Being tall is associated with greater career and relationship success.” Professor Freeman is one of the UK's leading clinical psychologists and is six foot four. rfr
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11:59am Thu 30 Jan 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

rfr wrote:
Prof Daniel Freeman said: “Being tall is associated with greater career and relationship success.” Professor Freeman is one of the UK's leading clinical psychologists and is six foot four.
6'4" is a quite satisfactory height. Anything over 6'0" is perfectly adequate really. Unfortunately so much of Oxford and the UK is designed around little people.
[quote][p][bold]rfr[/bold] wrote: Prof Daniel Freeman said: “Being tall is associated with greater career and relationship success.” Professor Freeman is one of the UK's leading clinical psychologists and is six foot four.[/p][/quote]6'4" is a quite satisfactory height. Anything over 6'0" is perfectly adequate really. Unfortunately so much of Oxford and the UK is designed around little people. Andrew:Oxford
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4:24pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Sid Hunt says...

"Researchers simulated a journey on public transport for volunteers, then used virtual reality technology to reduce their height by 10in and had them perform the pretend journey again."

This is used as 'scientific evidence'? What a waste of time and money to deliver a load of rubbish.
"Researchers simulated a journey on public transport for volunteers, then used virtual reality technology to reduce their height by 10in and had them perform the pretend journey again." This is used as 'scientific evidence'? What a waste of time and money to deliver a load of rubbish. Sid Hunt
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8:36pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Sid Hunt wrote:
"Researchers simulated a journey on public transport for volunteers, then used virtual reality technology to reduce their height by 10in and had them perform the pretend journey again."

This is used as 'scientific evidence'? What a waste of time and money to deliver a load of rubbish.
Well, it's not hard to do...

A virtual trip down London Road on a busy bus for a taller person can be simulated quite readily.

All you do is shuggle them from side to side and hit them on the head to correspond with their head bumping on the roof of the lower deck as it goes over potholes.
[quote][p][bold]Sid Hunt[/bold] wrote: "Researchers simulated a journey on public transport for volunteers, then used virtual reality technology to reduce their height by 10in and had them perform the pretend journey again." This is used as 'scientific evidence'? What a waste of time and money to deliver a load of rubbish.[/p][/quote]Well, it's not hard to do... A virtual trip down London Road on a busy bus for a taller person can be simulated quite readily. All you do is shuggle them from side to side and hit them on the head to correspond with their head bumping on the roof of the lower deck as it goes over potholes. Andrew:Oxford
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