Comments on: Chart of the day, hedonic treadmill edition http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/10/chart-of-the-day-hedonic-treadmill-edition/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: hlob http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/10/chart-of-the-day-hedonic-treadmill-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-9925 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 19:37:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/10/chart-of-the-day-hedonic-treadmill-edition/#comment-9925 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_d issonance#Boring_task_experiment

‘When asked to rate the boring tasks at the conclusion of the study (not in the presence of the other “subject”), those in the $1 group rated them more positively than those in the $20 and control groups. This was explained by Festinger and Carlsmith as evidence for cognitive dissonance. The researchers theorized that people experienced dissonance between the conflicting cognitions, “I told someone that the task was interesting”, and “I actually found it boring.” When paid only $1, students were forced to internalize the attitude they were induced to express, because they had no other justification. Those in the $20 condition, however, had an obvious external justification for their behaviour, and thus experienced less dissonance.[7]’

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By: q_is_too_short http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/10/chart-of-the-day-hedonic-treadmill-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-9870 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 03:46:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/10/chart-of-the-day-hedonic-treadmill-edition/#comment-9870 what is the comp / satisfaction level of hedge fund employees who lost their jobs between 2008 and 2009?

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