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 More

Thoughts of Hopes, Opportunities Keep People From Clinging to Failing Investments

It’s a common problem in the business world—throwing good money after bad. People cling to bad investments, hoping that more time, effort, and money will rescue their turkey of a project. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that changing people’s More