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29 June 2011

Life experiences affect moods

Psychologists observe that we tend to drift back to a "set point" — a stable resting point, or baseline, in the mind's level of contentment or unease.

Living through weddings or divorces, job losses and children's triumphs, we sometimes feel better and sometimes feel worse. But, psychologists observe, we tend to drift back to a "set point" — a stable resting point or baseline in the mind's level of contentment or unease.

Life experiences establish set points 

 
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