The Scientific Indian

Feeling grumpy ‘is good for you’?

A report on BBC on a psychology study done in Australia.

The University of New South Wales researcher says a grumpy person can cope with more demanding situations than a happy one because of the way the brain “promotes information processing strategies”.

Information processing strategies! That rings the bullshit bell in my grumpy head, loudly and clearly. I don’t intend to discredit the study. It is unfortunate that everything in psychology seems questionable. Many of these studies appear misleading even when they may lead us down a useful path. That’s this subject’s bane.