We are feeling more stressed and worried increasingly.

Nevertheless, according to a fresh report in Psychological Research, a journal of the Association for Psychological Technology, stress could make our financial issues worse even. The study, conducted by psychologists Anthony J. Porcelli and Mauricio R. Delgado of Rutgers University, reveals that acute stress affects risk acquiring during economic decision making. A group of volunteers chose between several financial gambles after being asked to immerse their hand for a time period in either ice-cool or room-temperature drinking water.Related StoriesNew evaluation finds illogical thoughts as most predictive of schizophrenia riskResearchers examine neuroanatomical signature of schizophrenia in various ethnic groupsNew UCL research highlights genes associated with schizophrenia and obesity The results were very consistent in large samples from a number of different countries and lead us to trust that autism and schizophrenia are more similar than we had thought, said Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP, professor in the division of genetics and director of psychiatric genomics at UNC.