Mindfulness: The Effects of Fatigue on Social Behavior

We investigated how fatigue influences social interactions. Eighty-three participants were presented hypothetical social activities categorized as alone or social, and active or passive. Results show that fatigued individuals show less desire to take part in alone and passive activities, a possible indication of arousal level influencing subsequent social behavior choices.

Yakub Huda, Eunjung Lee-Furman, Mindy Engle-Friedman
Baruch College

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