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Research: The "N-Effect"

Want to score higher on the SATs?  Find a less-crowded test taking room. Seriously.  Nurturesheock author and blogger Ashley Merryman digs out a study showing that individuals do worse in large group settings.  I'm not sure if SES is factored out -- that'd make a big difference -- but interesting stuff.


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FYI - the scholars controlled for SES in their analysis.

Then the scholars replicated in the findings in an analysis of Univ of MI students' cognitive test results, and then again in several experimental settings -- repeatedly finding that more people you believe you are competing against, the less effort you put into a task to succeed. .

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