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HOW YOUR MOOD AFFECTS YOUR WALLET
by Lisa Rollins,posted Nov 26 2012 12:00AM
Results of a new study published in the journal Psychological Science has found sadness can lead to impulsive, and irresponsible financial choices. No kidding!
For the study, participants watched either a sad or neutral video and then were offered a monetary reward. They were given a choice- they could receive the money after the session, or receive a bigger reward that would be mailed to them in the future. Those who watched the neutral video chose to have the reward mailed to them 13-to-34% more often than people who watched the sad video.
Scientists involved with the study say people who are sad tend to focus more on the present, rather than the future. (Women's Health)