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