Not to Worry, We’re All Crazy

May 13, 2009

Despite my general distrust of psychologists and all other social scientists, they do manage to ask pretty good and insightful questions on their surveys. From The Atlantic:

“The happiness books say, ‘Try happiness. You’ll like it a lot more than misery’—which is perfectly true,” he told them. But why, he asked, do people tell psychologists they’d cross the street to avoid someone who had given them a compliment the previous day?

Enjoy this possibly-related clip before it gets removed. From across the Atlantic:

Thanks to Will Wilkinson for the article.

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