People sometimes less trusting when in a good mood

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 22:21 in Psychology & Sociology

It seems to make perfect sense: happy people are trusting people. But a new study suggests that, in some instances, people may actually be less trusting of others when they are in a pleasant mood. "A person's mood may determine how much they rely on subtle -- or not so subtle -- cues when evaluating whether to trust someone," researchers say.

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