Thursday, July 03, 2008

Hidden cost of happiness

Happiness in children may impair attention to detail. (I have the PDF if you want it)

I'm not too worried about this, because what child is happy every single minute of his life? But it brings up a good point - different moods are useful and we shouldn't say one is better than another just because it's more pleasant.

Now playing: We Are Scientists - The Great Escape


Andrea said...

Hmm, maybe that's why Quartz always pees his pants when he's playing happily -- that pesky attention to detail . . . :-)

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