A report cited by Science Daily and published in Psychological Science proposes that counting money may make you happy and reduce your level of pain.
In one of the experiments, participants were asked to immerse their fingers in hot water for 30 seconds after counting either paper or money. Those that counted money rated the pain with less intensity.
In another experiment, participants who counted money rather than paper, had lower social distress when playing a computerized game.
Most have us have been taught that "money can buy happiness." But this study suggests that there is some debate at the intersection of money and happiness. What's your thought?