Some people prefer painful shocks to being alone with their thoughts

July 6, 2014 10:50 AM

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A recent psychological study found that most people are uncomfortable doing nothing and being alone with their thoughts, and would rather actually be physically doing something, even if it’s something negative in nature.

A series of studies, the finding of which are published in the journal Science, participants from various ages were found not to enjoy spending even very short time periods in a room by themselves doing nothing but thinking. Instead, the participants were much more apt to do something, no matter how...

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