If you have ever traveled abroad, then you may have noticed that people do not seem to smile the way they do here in the United States. You are not alone. In fact, most people in Europe know that if someone is smiling at them, that these people are most likely American. Sociologists have taken a look at this phenomenon and it turns out there is a reason why Americans tend to smile more.
In this study, they found that people in the United States, as well as Canada, tend to smile more because it is more diverse than other countries. Because we are so diverse, we tend to rely more on non-verbal emotional expressions than other countries that have fewer immigrants. Smiling when you do not understand the language allows individuals to bond socially. Even if you do not interact with people who have immigrated to the US, Americans still tend to smile because they want to be part of the crowd.
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