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Hence why, babies usually cry to attract attention to their needs and wants when verbal communication is a struggle.
Babies evolved to cry to get their needs met and adults evolved to be aroused by the sound.
To assess their actual crying behavior, participants were asked (a) about their most recent crying episode (rated on a 7-point scale, ranging from 1 = less than a day ago to 7 = more than a year ago), (b) to estimate their crying frequency over the past 4 weeks, and (c) to rate their general crying tendency over the past 4 weeks (rated on a 10-point scale, ranging from 1 = I hardly ever cry to 10 = I cry very often).
It is quite natural to want to cry to show many different emotions.
Professor Paddy O'Donnell, from the University of Glasgow's psychology department, is not surprised that women cry for 16 months of their lives and says that we cry to"help regulate anxiety and distress".
It makes me cry to see huntsmen and women chase after innocent foxes and call it sport or the 'culture of the countryside'.
It makes me cry to see the educational system failing those who need it.
Over and over, we turn from despair to trust, from a forlorn cry to hope, and ultimately to triumph.
Babies cry to communicate almost everything because they cannot talk.
First, a review of the ethnographic literature on reactions to bereavement (Rosenblatt, Walsh & Jackson, 1976) found differences between societies in the extent to which crying occurs and, in 60 societies in which both sexes could be rated, there were 28 in which women cried more and 32 in which men and women were judged to cry to the same extent.