Friday, May 17, 2013

A bad mood can act positively


A bad mood might actually act positively on people, because our grief improves memory, strengthens the ability to judge others and makes us less gullible. 


The study, led by psychologist Joseph Forgas at the University of New South Wales, showed that people with negative mood and more critical to be more concerned about their environment and other people. Rejoice in turn tend to believe everything they hear.

"Whereas positive mood strengthens creativity, flexibility and cooperation, negative mood encourages reflection and thorough attention to the external world," Forgas said.

We need to balance:
Whereas positive mood strengthens creativity, flexibility and cooperation, negative mood encourages reflection and thorough attention to the outside world "Our research shows that sadness ... promotes information processing strategies that are better adapted to challenging situations," says Forgas.

The study also showed that people are less prone to bad moods making rapid decisions based on racial or religious prejudices, and they are less prone to errors when they are required to reconstruct an event which witnessed. 

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