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  • Study suggests motivation to be active may lead to impulsive behavior

    A new study finds that those primed with words suggesting action are more likely to make impulsive decisions than those primed with words suggesting they pause, stop or rest.

    A new study finds that those primed with words suggesting action are more likely to make impulsive decisions than those primed with words suggesting they pause, stop or rest.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Justin Hepler, email hepler1@illinois.edu. To reach Dolores Albarracín, call 217-244-7019; dalbarra@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Being Active and Impulsive: The Role of Goals for Action and Inaction in Self-Control,” is available online.