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Our research on strategic indulgence is covered by The Guardian

Is a bit of indulgence a secret to success? Past research and laymen's wisdom have long exalted the virtue of self-restraint. In the age of excess, however, staying from daily temptations may be neither feasible nor desirable. A recent article published in The Guardian covered some of the lab’s research on how people strategically incorporate indulgence into their long-term pursuits. Enjoy!

Related journal article:

Jia, L., Hirt, E. R., & Koh, A. H. Q. (2019). How to have your cake and eat it too: Strategic indulgence in big-time collegiate sports among academically successful students. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10(6), 792–801.


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