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  • Two words, in differing order, can increase or decrease cooperation

    Psychology professor Dolores Albarracn led the study that found " intentions are formed from words that appear in consciousness in a haphazard way."

    Psychology professor Dolores Albarracn led the study that found " intentions are formed from words that appear in consciousness in a haphazard way."

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

    The paper, “The Syntax of Defection and Cooperation: The Effects of the Implicit Sentences Nice Act Versus Act Nice on Behavior Change,” is available from the U. of I. News Bureau.