Richard Stephens

  • Science and Swearing

    I’ve received a flurry of emails about the “Swearing can alleviate pain” study conducted at England’s Keele University by psychologist Richard Stephens and colleagues. I’d like to make a few comments in regards to swearing and cognition. There are many reasons why we swear; to express anger, surprise or pleasure; to shock, to emphasize, to show solidarity, or for humorous…

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