What is a little money between friends? According to new research, at the very least, it’s not going to stimulate bonding.
Researchers have longknown mimicry strengthens social bonding between strangers. By subtly imitating a person’s posture or gestures, you can create goodwill. But a new study looking at the psychological effects of money on our behaviour suggests this does not apply when money is involved.
Mimic someone and he’ll feel a warm glow; but mimic someone while he’s being reminded of money and he’ll feel threatened.
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