Our moods may be subject to the control of our… coffee cups

Friday, 4 March, 2011

Everyday household and office objects may be asserting a form of mind control over us, suggests a growing body of research… chairs, for instance, can affect the outcome of negotiations depending on how hard or soft they are.

It may seem incredible to imagine that the boring coffee mug you held this morning while chatting with your kids, or the clipboard you held while filling out that interview this afternoon, were actively priming your behavior and emotions. How could these static, boring objects change the way you feel and act towards others?

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