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Study: Can Your Roommate Affect Your Behavior?

Live with a roommate? Their presence may affect how you behave.

An ongoing study published by The Healthy Minds Network found college roommates were likely to influence each other's moods, habits and health. 

College is known to be a place where individuals are very vulnerable to be affected by their peers, said Sara Lipton, assistant director of The Healthy Minds Network.

The study has been revised throughout the years and is based on the "Natural Experiment" in which roommates are randomly assigned to each other, according to The Healthy Minds Network.

Two USC students, Leila Pozin and Brooke Overend, noticed the change of patterns in their behavior while living together. 

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