We’ve all heard the expression ‘beer goggles’ that refers to people believing others are more attractive the more they drink beer right? Well now, according to new research a similar phenomenon may work with coffee too, so do you have your own pair of ‘coffee goggles’? No really.
The research has concluded that the so called coffee-goggles make you think people are better than they actually are. A group of researchers wanted to find out how drinking coffee affected group dynamics in work environments and set out a number of tests and evaluations to test their assumptions. The American study took 134 coffee drinking college students and then divided them into two groups both of which were asked to discuss the Occupy Wall Street movement for 15 minutes. The group that had had a pre discussion coffee found it easier to focus on the discussion than those who hadn’t had a coffee according to the research which was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.
So get ready to discuss ‘Coffee Goggles’ with your work colleagues.