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Curiosity change people's behavior for the better - scientists

Curiosity change people's behavior for the better - scientistsThey conducted a series of experiments to show how human curiosity might affect his choice.

Curiosity can encourage people to make wiser and healthier decisions.

This was stated by scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, presenting his research at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association.

"Our research has shown that the excitation of people curiosity may affect their choice, leading from the seductive desires, for example, from taking junk food or the decision to use an elevator to a less tempting, but useful options, such as buying vegetables or decision to climb the ladder" - said Evan Polman, PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Scientists have conducted a series of experiments to show how human curiosity might affect his choice.

In the first experiment, volunteers were offered two types of cookies to choose from: chocolate covered and normal. Half of the participants had to just take liked the cookies, and the second group in advance to announce that cookies without chocolate, you can find a piece of paper with useful information.
It is noteworthy that in the second case, 71% of people chose the cookie information. In the first 80% of people chose chocolate chip cookies.
At the same time, particularly convincing were the results of field research. Scientists have been able to 10% increase in the number of people who have used the stairs, hanging trifling questions about the elevators, and pointing out that the answers can be found on the stairs.

Using such jokes also able to increase sales to 10% of vegetables.

Scientists explain this by the fact that their discovery can be used to increase motivation in people.
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