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How does the weather affect your mood?
There is a common thought around the world
that sunny warm weather is linked to happiness.
And cold cloudy weather is linked to sadness.
But is there any science behind this idea?
Does the weather actually affect our biology?
Or is this all in the mind?
Sunlight is our main source of synthesizing vitamin D,
which is critical in producing serotonin,
the neurotransmitter responsible for feeling happy.
Low levels of serotonin have been linked to the pression.
In fact, there is a very real psychological disorder
called seasonal affective disorder,
which impacts around 20% of the population,
primarily experienced in the darkness of winter.
Seasonal affective disorder makes you
感到疲惫 无精打采 情绪低落
tired, unmotivated, sad,
and can make it hard for some to find reason to get out of bed.
Sunny warm weather has been found to make people more generous,
Waiters and waitresses report higher tips during warmer weather.
Studies have shown that
people are more likely to help those in need when it’s hot,
romance increases with the tempure,
when it’s warm,
people are more likely to respond positively to pickup attempts.
However, warm weather has been found to bring out the worst in people.
Studies show that the warmer the tempure is,
the more aggressive people become.
The number of violent crimes rises with the tempure,
and peaks at about 90 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 degrees Celsius.
Late spring and early summer is also in suicide rates peak.
Researchers found that outdoor workers were
far more likely to commit suicide in spring, than in the winter months.
People who worked indoors were far more likely to commit suicide in summer.
Studies from both the northern and southern hemisphere
report the same seasonal pattern for suicides.
The impact of weather on your mood
may depend on your personality type.
A 2011 Dutch study on adolescents
found that 17% really love summer,
the subjects were less angry, less fearful,
这些人不易怒 不恐惧 并且更积极乐观
and more positive when the sun was shining.
24% actually hated summer,
and experience the exact opposite of fact.
9% hated rain, and felt depressed on gloomy wet days.
And 48% were not affected by the weather at all.
The impact of the weather on your mood is
probably going to be greater than any geographic location
that experiences lengthy periods of unusual weather.
For instance, if it’s hot and sunny for months on end,
that’s probably going to make more of an impact in Alaska than in Miami.
In any case, there are many factors that affect your mood,
the weather is an external force that we simply can’t control,
so try your best not to let it affect your state of mind.
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