Members in the Media
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.

Read the whole story: The Vancouver Sun

More of our Members in the Media >


APS regularly opens certain online articles for discussion on our website. Effective February 2021, you must be a logged-in APS member to post comments. By posting a comment, you agree to our Community Guidelines and the display of your profile information, including your name and affiliation. Comments will be moderated. For more information, please see our Community Guidelines.

Please login with your APS account to comment.