In other words, very often it's the interpretation, in this case, of a physical symptom that determines what we will feel.
Joy or anger. Because they are quite similar.
In both of them, there is an adrenaline rush.
So how do we interpret a situation as an arousal or, as euphoria or as anger?
Here's another study. This is done by Lee Ross and his colleagues.
They asked people, college students, he's from Stanford, college students to volunteer their most generous, benevolent friends
to name them and their most competitive, cut-throat friends and tell them who they are.
And they contacted them to be part of the study.
And what they wanted to see was their behavior in a situation in a game where you can cooperate or you can be competitive.
The intervention was that these students, randomly divided into two groups. And in the two groups,
there were people who were deemed very competitive or people who were deemed very generous and benevolent.
And in the second group, same thing, half of the people were very generous and benevolent;
half of the people were very, very competitive and cut-throat, as perceived by their friends.
And in the first group, they got a game and the game was called "the community game".
And the second group got the exact same game, the game where you have the opportunity either to cooperate or to compete.
But instead of a community game, even though it was the exact same game, it was called "Wall Street game".