Handling or even contemplating money can relieve both physical pain
and the distress of social rejection, according to a study by Chinese
and American psychologists. But remembering cash one has spent intensifies both types of hurt.
findings suggest that the mere thought of having money makes people
feel physically stronger and less dependent on the approval of others
to satisfy their needs. “Money activates a general sense of confidence,
strength, and efficacy,” the researchers propose.
You can read the whole article here in Psychological Science