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The biggest irony in this hypothesis could play out as an incredible benefit to being a hater. Their general dislike for so many different tasks means their attentional control could be improved doing the few things they actually do enjoy.
Those motivated to actively change bad habits may be setting themselves up for failure, a new study suggests.
People donâ€™t really care what theyâ€™re doing â€” just as long as they are doing something.
Can you help you? Recent research by University of Illinois Professor Dolores Albarracin and Visiting Assistant Professor Ibrahim Senay, along with Kenji Noguchi, Assistant Professor at Southern Mississippi University, has shown that those who ask themselves whether they will perform a task generally do better than those who tell themselves that they will.
University of Illinois researchers suggest weight-loss campaigns that promote exercise may result in people eating more. Study leader Dolores Albarracin said people who viewed posters suggesting that they join a gym or take a walk ate more food after looking at the posters than people who saw similarly designed posters prompting them to make friends or be in a group, the researchers found.
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