10.11.09

GRUMPY

In a bad mood? Don't worry - according
to research, it's good for you.

An Australian psychology expert who has been
studying emotions has found being grumpy
makes us think more clearly.

In contrast to those annoying happy types,
miserable people are better at decision-making
and less gullible, his experiments showed.

While cheerfulness fosters creativity, gloominess
breeds attentiveness and careful thinking,
Professor Joe Forgas told
Australian
Science Magazine.

The University of New South Wales researcher
says a grumpy person can cope with more
demanding situations than a happy one
because of the way the brain "promotes
information processing strategies".


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