The power of competition: Effects of social motivation on attention, sustained physical effort, and learning


Competition has often been implicated as a means to improve effort-based learning and attention. Two experiments examined the effects of competition on effort and memory. In Experiment 1, participants completed a physical effort task in which they were rewarded for winning an overall percentage, or for winning a competition they believed was against another… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01282

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