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When electric shocks are preferred over quiet solitude – Quirks article

When electric shocks are preferred over quiet solitude – Quirks article

iModerate

Oct 14, 2014

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Our Director of Insights and Analysis, Sonya Turner, dives into the findings from a Harvard and University of Virginia study which showed that people do not like to be alone with their thoughts, so much so that they’d prefer to endure an electric shock than to sit alone for a negligible amount of time. Sonya explores the implications of this fear of introspection for both our culture and the market research industry, and discusses the strengths of iModerate’s cognitive framework ThoughtPath in unlocking what’s behind consumers’ experiences, perceptions, and identities.

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