CYNICISM IS BAD FOR YOUR BANK BALANCE, SUGGESTS RESEARCH

Holding cynical beliefs about others may have a negative effect on income, suggests a study by researchers from the University of Cologne. The paper, ‘Cynical Beliefs About Human Nature and Income: Longitudinal and Cross-cultural Analyses,’ by Olga Stavrova and Daniel Ehlebracht, was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in May. “While previous research has associated cynicism with detrimental outcomes across a wide range of spheres of life, including physical health, psychological wellbeing and marital adjustment, the present research has established an association between cynicism and individual economic success,” said lead author Stavrova, a research associate at the […]

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