Feb 14, 2012. NS -- ...falling in love also appears to buffer people from negative emotions. They showed 55 new lovers and 57 single people six video clips, including two selected to trigger positive emotions and two that would trigger negative emotions. Electrodes were used to monitor the volunteers for signs of stress.
While single people showed signs of stress when watching the negative films, new lovers seemed to be unaffected by them (Emotion, DOI: 10.1037/a0024090).
To improve the economy, or at least how people feel about it, the government should have sponsored massive love fests and invested in dating services. Also, sponsoring Twitter love bots and Facebook "heart" apps would help to relieve the pain of unemployment among young people.
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