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How Hot Weather Makes You Less Friendly

Be nice, Southwest Florida.



 

Yes, we know summers are miserable at times in Florida. The heat, the humidity, the … mean people?

A new study in the European Journal of Social Psychology shows how hot weather can make people less friendly. It seems to make sense—hot weather can make us all a little grumpy. What this study looked at was the willingness to help out others. For example, retail employees were increasingly less likely to volunteer to help customers the hotter it got in the store.

Surely, this can’t be about Southwest Florida, right? We’re the happiest spot in the country. Now excuse us while we crank up the AC a bit more.

 

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