The message of this study is that the collection of social influences that are positive may enhance your self-control, said lead author Michelle vanDellen, a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Psychology at UGA. And by exposing the self-control, you are helping others around you do the same.In the second study, 71 volunteers watched another exercise in self-control, choosing a core of a plate in front of them instead of a cookie from a plate nearby, while others watched people eat cookies instead of carrots. The volunteers do not interact with other tasters that look, but their performance has changed in a second test, self-control based on who were randomly assigned to watch.
In the first study, researchers randomly assigned 36 volunteers to think of a friend with good or poor self-control. Who ever thought of a friend with a good self-control persisted longer manage a task commonly used to measure self-control, while the reverse is true for those who were asked to think of a friend with low self-control.
In a fourth study, 112 volunteers randomly vanDellen to write about a friend with a good self-control, self-control or poor – to a control group – a friend who is moderately outgoing. In test after test of self-control, the writer of friends with a good self-control was the best, while those who have written about a friend with bad self-control is not the worst. The control group, those who wrote about a friend moderately extrovert, marked between the two groups.
VanDellen said that the degree of influence could be quite important to understand the difference between eating a biscuit in a more or less a party or decide to go to the gym despite a long day at work. The effect is so strong that it absolves people of responsibility for his actions, he said, but it is a push toward or away from temptation.
People tend to imitate the behavior of those around them, and characteristics such as smoking, drug use and tend to spread through social networks. VanDellen But the study is thought to be the first to show that self-control behavior is contagious. This means that the thought of someone who practices self-control to be exercised regularly, for example, may make it more likely to meet your financial goals, career goals or anything else that takes over the same from you.
Before touching the back of the cookie, or to resist the temptation to kick in, look around. A new University of Georgia, the study found that self-control – or lack thereof – is contagious.
In the fifth study of 117 volunteers, the researchers found that those who were randomly assigned to write about a friend with a good self-control were faster than other groups to identify words related to self-control as a result, the discipline and effort. VanDellen said this suggests that self-control is contagious because being exposed to people with good or bad self-control affects how thoughts on self-control are accessible.
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