Does the finding that talking to strangers makes people happier make you more likely to strike up conversations in public more often?
No way. You couldn't pay me enough.
Maybe. I can see the upsides.
Definitely. I'd like to meet new people.
No – but only because I already chat with strangers.
Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor
Stephanie interned as a science writer at Stanford University Medical School, and also interned at ScienceNow magazine and the Santa Cruz Sentinel. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz.