Study: Receiving a Compliment has Same Positive Effect as Receiving Cash

Study: Receiving a Compliment has Same Positive Effect as Receiving Cash

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Compliments may not pay the rent, but according to new research, they help improve performance in a similar way to receiving a cash reward.

Researchers recruited 48 adults for the study who were asked to learn and perform a specific finger pattern (pushing keys on a keyboard in a particular sequence as fast as possible in 30 seconds). Once participants had learned the finger exercise, they were separated into three groups.

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