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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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iModerate allowed us to not only connect with this hard-to-reach audience but to get a deeper understanding of their feelings on the subject of public service. iModerate promised at the outset to expand and clarify the quantitative findings in a way traditional online survey research has previously been unable to, and they delivered on this claim. As a result, we were able to expose the emotions shaping the perceptions of the class of 9/11.

Marc Porter Magee, Partnership for Public Service