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Prosper thy Neighbour

Postby 3Boys » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:24 am

An interesting article, I thought;

J Health Psychol. 2010 May;15(4):627-33.
On the costs of self-interested economic behavior: how does stinginess get under the skin?
Dunn EW, Ashton-James CE, Hanson MD, Aknin LB.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. edunn@psych.ubc.
ca

Abstract
The present study examined how financial decisions 'get under the skin'. Participants played an economic game in which they could donate some of their payment to another student. Affect was measured afterward and salivary cortisol was measured before and afterward. Participants who kept more money for themselves reported less positive affect, more negative affect, and more shame. Shame predicted higher levels of post-game cortisol, controlling for pre-game cortisol; stingy economic behavior therefore produced a significant indirect effect on cortisol via shame. Thus, shame and cortisol represent plausible emotional and biological pathways linking everyday decisions with downstream consequences for health.

Want to feel better about yourself? Give money away!

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Postby BlurDad » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:35 am

I'm always here, if anyone needs to feel better. :celebrate:

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Postby dunnoleh » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:37 am

BlurDad wrote:I'm always here, if anyone needs to feel better. :celebrate:
i queue behind BlurDad :D

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Postby limlim » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:16 pm

Already give all my money to the person who shares the bed..

somehow.. suddenly feel very insecure leh....

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Postby jeanllhjc » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:45 pm

Never mind, according to the article above, you already feel less shame and are feeling better about yourself. For me, I already feel very good, in fact so good, it can't be better :wink:

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Postby 3Boys » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:23 pm

dunnoleh wrote:
BlurDad wrote:I'm always here, if anyone needs to feel better. :celebrate:
i queue behind BlurDad :D


me first!

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Postby mrswongtuition » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:54 pm

Wow! Shall give some money to my sister later. See if it makes me feel better (then take it back when she's asleep). :p

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Postby DesertWind » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:23 pm

Urh....how much money must I give away before I will feel good?
:?

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Postby westmom » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:35 pm

DesertWind wrote:Urh....how much money must I give away before I will feel good?
:?


good question...how come i still don't feel good....(I feel sad when i look into my bank account... :oops: )

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Postby jedamum » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:58 pm

DesertWind wrote:Urh....how much money must I give away before I will feel good?
:?

charity begins from home. :)
so i guess if one can give a bit more to one's own parents or PILs (those not from other 'planets' :wink:), within affordability, one will surely feel better in the long run. 8)

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