Higher incomes tied to better emotional states — but there's a catch

A study of 1.6 million people ties high incomes with more positive emotions and fewer negative ones, but only towards the self.

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  • A review of data from 1.6 million people shows that higher incomes relate to more positive feelings about the self.
  • Feelings towards others were not affected by higher incomes.
  • The findings have implications for those hoping to improve society by raising incomes alone.
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