Experimental psychology has found that when people are exposed to new stimuli, they tend to like them, regardless of whether they feel like it.
That is a surprising finding, given that most of us are used to feeling the world is going our way and that we tend to prefer the familiar to the unfamiliar.
A study published in Psychological Science found that people are actually more likely to prefer familiar and unfamiliar stimuli to new ones when they feel connected to a group.
It was conducted by researchers at the University of Southern California and the University at Buffalo.
The research suggests that social connections are more important than the novelty of the new stimuli.
And in fact, even when we’re exposed to novelty, we tend not to like it, the researchers said.
They also found that familiarity tends to outweigh novelty in people’s ratings of others’ happiness.
The findings are just one of many that show that people’s happiness is dependent on their social connections.
But these findings also provide some insights into the importance of social connections in helping us deal with stressful life events, the authors of the study wrote.
A new paper published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience provides a new way to understand the role that social ties play in our moods and emotions.
The researchers found that it is not the intensity of a connection that matters, but the quality of that connection.
This finding is surprising because we have generally been conditioned to think that we should feel good about our connections.
We tend to expect that we will be able to build and sustain connections with other people and we are therefore highly motivated to maintain them.
The authors of that study, Daniel T. Pritchard and David E. Robinson, said the research shows that there is a difference between liking and liking liking.
They write that they wanted to see if people can have an experience of social connection with others that was pleasant, but not unpleasant.
This is an important finding because it provides evidence that we can have a strong, positive and satisfying experience of our social connections that is devoid of unpleasantness.
The idea that we need to connect with other humans to feel good is based on a long-standing hypothesis about social bonds and how they interact with one another, and the fact that social bonds are associated with positive moods suggests that this theory is not as old as we might think, said Pritkind.
“Social bonds are a crucial element in helping people cope with stress and depression,” he said.
Pritzker, Pritbonks and Robinson did the study with researchers from the University, the University Health System, and New York University.
The work was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health.
The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology is published monthly by the American Psychological Association.