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Study: If I'm Happy I Can Defy Stereotypes

15 April 2009 No Comment

Who I Am Depends on How I Feel – Science Daily:

A really niftily designed study you have to click through to read.  Here’s what it found:

These findings suggest that people in an upbeat mood are more exploratory and daring in attitude — and therefore more apt to break from cultural stereotype. That is, Asians act more independently than usual, and Europeans are more cooperative. Feeling bad did the opposite: It reinforced traditional cultural stereotypes and constrained both Western and Eastern thinking about the world.

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