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The sweet smell of morality

How scent can shape our thinking

By Courtney Humphries
February 14, 2010

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Can a clean smell make you a better person? That’s the provocative suggestion of a recent study in the journal Psychological Science. A team of researchers found that when people were in a room recently spritzed with a citrus-scented cleanser, they behaved more fairly when playing a classic trust game. In another experiment, the smell of cleanser made subjects more ... (Full article: 1681 words)

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