Smell of Success: Scents Affect Thoughts, Behaviors

LiveScience:

WASHINGTON — Suit pressed, mind ready and resume in hand. When preparing for a job interview, most people take every precaution to convey the best impression possible. But aside from body odor, not many people pay attention to the odors that surround them.

That onion-laden lunch could give your potential boss-to-be the wrong impression, according to new research presented in May at the Association for Psychological Science annual meeting.

“There’s a lot of research that’s begun now, where people are looking at how the environment affects our well-being,” said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, of Rutgers University in New Jersey. “We tend to think of ourselves as separate from the environment, but we’re not. We create our environment.”

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