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It’s common for students to take tests in large groups, but a new study suggests being exposed to greater competition may inhibit individuals from excelling. ScienceBlogger Jonah Lehrer attributed this finding to a common tendency of the brain to shut down when intimidated instead of working harder. “When it knows that it won’t win the competition—there are just too many competitors—the mind is less willing to put in the effort,” he wrote on The Frontal Cortex.

Comments

  1. #1 gadżety reklamowe
    January 13, 2009

    do you have an idea where to find some digits about/supporting this oppinion? could be interesting to find the break even point

    thanks for your suggestions

    marcin

    gadżety reklamowe – http://promocyjne.pl

  2. #2 Ryan
    January 14, 2009

    Def. need the same class size or bigger.

  3. #3 Dan
    January 19, 2009

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