Fast Food reduces Happiness experienced from Beauty

Großartige Studie an der Uni Toronto: Der Verzehr von Fastfood verringert das Lustgefühl beim Anblick schöner Dinge oder dem Genuss von guter Musik. Wenn ich die Studie (PDF), geht es vor allem um eine Art „Ungedulds-Reflex“, wenn Probanden Bildern von Fast Food sahen – die Ergebnisse dürften sich aber auch auf andere „schnelle“ Genussmittel wie Filme von Michael Bay übertragen lassen, denke ich.

We tested whether exposure to the ultimate symbols of an impatience culture—fast food—undermines people’s ability to experience happiness from savoring pleasurable experiences.

- Study 1 found that the concentration of fast-food restaurants in individuals’ neighborhoods predicted their tendencies to savor.

- Study 2 revealed that exposure to fast-food primes impeded participants’ ability to derive happiness from pictures of natural beauty.

- Study 3 showed that priming fast food undermined positive emotional responses to a beautiful melody by inducing greater impatience, measured by both subjective perception of time passage and self-reports of impatience experienced during the music.

Exposure to Fast Food Impedes Happiness