From: The Huffington Post

Virtuous Cycles: Night Owls and Early Birds

The Huffington Post:

I have been an early bird for as long as I can remember. Even in college and grad school, when circumstances more or less forced me to be a night owl — even then I secretly preferred being awake and alert as the morning dawned. You genuine night owls really don’t want to know what time I’m up and about these days.

Psychological scientists are very interested in “chronotypes” — a jargony label for early birds and night owls. These preferences, or biological propensities, have important consequences, affecting school performance, work life choices, friendships, even romance. Now, it appears, our sleep and waking habits may actually shape our character, influencing our very judgments of right and wrong.

Read the whole story: The Huffington Post

Wray Herbert is an author and award-winning journalist who writes two popular blogs for APSWe’re Only Human and Full Frontal Psychology. Follow Wray on Twitter @wrayherbert.

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