I know astrology isn’t something we normally cover – since we’re based on peer reviewed science but the season we’re born in could have something to do with our personalities and mood disorders.
From the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology – if you’re born in summer you could swing between sad and happy more and faster than people born in winter….
And more on how words have deep effects on us – this time about older people…Mentioned recently the 1996 research the showed older people slowed down when they were exposed to words about being old. That work by John Bargh has been controversial because it’s been hard to replicate, but this new work clearly shows the opposite….
It’s not just words though – how we move has an effect on our mood…People who imitate a happy walk feel happier….
Still on perceptions and feelings – Hollywood has taught us that when men look more masculine and women look more feminine they are more attractive, but it ain’t necessarily so for everyone? That’s true in modern urbanised societies but not so much for other people