In an upcoming article two researchers from the University of Texas will present evidence for a counterintuitive phenomenon that when people give goal related advice they themselves may become less likely to act according to that advice. The proposed mechanism behind this is that giving advice leads to vicarious goal progress if the advice giver perceives a high likelihood that that the advice will be followed.

Note: Yesterday I uploaded a draft version of their article without realizing that the article was still a work in progress. I will keep you posted about this reasearch and I’ll give more details when the finalized article will be published.

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