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    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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      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.

      Graphic by Wordle.com

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      "Inaction words have been shown to relax individuals, and our research suggests that the relaxed state is better at inhibiting the pull of temptations," said University of Illinois psychology professor Dolores Albarracn.

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      University of Illinois graduate student Justin Hepler led a study of motivation and behavior with Professor Albarracn.

      Photo courtesy Justin Hepler

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