Psychology professor Lyubomirsky and her colleagues randomly assigned 131 people to either act like an introvert or an extrovert for one week and the other way the next week. To reduce bias associated with these labels, the researchers gave alternative instructions: To act extroverted, subjects were to be ‘talkative’, ‘assertive’, and ‘spontaneous’; to act introverted, subjects were to be ‘deliberate’, ‘quiet’, and ‘reserved’
The results surprised the scientists: introverts had elevated moods during the extrovert weeks. Adapted from Holohan, M. (September 13, 2019). Acting like an extrovert has a positive effect on happiness, study finds. TODAY.
Retrieved from https://www.today.com/health/acting-extrovert-makes-people-happier-study-finds-t162457 Develop an argument to discuss the extent you believe that human behaviour affects our attitudes, and the extent you believe that our attitudes predict our behaviour. Apply at least one theory in support of your key arguments.