Apr 25, 2009

Do ‘money’ move you?

day in the life: lunch moneyImage by emdot via Flickr
Then according to Kathleen Vohs of the University of Minnesota, you are more likely to be anti-social. (Well, she was not so forthright.)

Specifically, those participants who were exposed to money spent less time helping a person who needed it, sat further away from another person, and preferred solitary activities. In addition, they showed preferences for working alone and asked for help less frequently. On the other hand, participants also revealed an increased desire to take on more work and showed greater persistence in difficult tasks.

As usual, findings such as these leaves many things unsaid. While on one hand, the first set of behaviour mentioned above somewhat self-centric, on the other hand the next set of behaviour described reveals a work ethic everyone needs to follow for both career and personal growth.
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