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Dave’s Diary:Good Luck Charms Yield Confidence And Improved Performance

 

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Who here couldn’t use a little extra luck?  But lucky charms?  Do they work? Reaching for the rabbit’s foot isn’t as irrational as it might seem, says a team of psychologists. A German study found that having a lucky token boosted the performance of students in tests of motor dexterity, memory and world games. Perhaps it is a self fulfilling prophecy ….that is… you think it will help so does.  ”Our results suggest that it is helpful to have a little lucky charm close by,” says Dr. Lysann Damisch from the University of Cologne, “especially in situations where people feel a bit insecure and want to gain some confidence.”  Hey, any good luck port in an unlucky storm, right. Makes sense to me, if not the rabbit!

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