From: The Vancouver Sun
When helping doesn’t help – having support encourages procrastination, says study
The Vancouver Sun:
A supportive partner can often give people a good kick in the rear to get motivated to accomplish their goals, but a new study suggests that too much cheerleading actually may have a detrimental effect.
The study from two U.S. universities looked at “self-regulatory outsourcing,” the notion that thinking about how other people can help you achieve a goal can actually decrease your motivation to focus on that task yourself.
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