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How Being Bad Can Raise Your Will Power

How Being Bad Can Raise Your Will Power

Could imagining yourself doing bad or good increase your will power? Psychologists have been aware for decades of a phenomenon known as “priming.”  In which thinking about a concept can cause you to behave in ways aligned with that concept. For example, in one study having college students complete crossword puzzles that had words such as “old” in it caused them to behave in ways more stereotypically associated with old people.  As a result, they walked down a hallway much…

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