Here’s the weird way anger can affect your beliefs about money

Your beliefs about money are surprisingly suggestible, new research finds.

Do you think wealthy people tend to be harder workers? Were you recently stuck in a frustrating traffic jam — or did you stub your toe? Believe it or not, your answer to these questions might be related: A new paper published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests that people are more likely to agree with economically conservative positions when they’re angry.

Indeed, people’s economic opinions might be more malleable than previously thought, said

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