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Why talking to strangers will improve your mind

Talking to strangers is something many feel anxious about or reluctant to do but could it be good for your state of mind? Social psychologist Gillian Sandstrom of Essex University discusses her latest research: seemingly inconsequential conversations with strangers can have a surprisingly beneficial effect on mood and well being. Claudia Hammond finds out more.

First broadcast on All in the Mind, 13 November 2019.

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