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103 Post author: PhilGoetz 26 August 2010 09:07PM

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Comment author: NancyLebovitz 29 August 2010 07:08:58AM 9 points [-]

It's called The Hawthorne Effect. At least in the Wikipedia article, no one considers the possibility that mere variation (less boredom) improves performance.

Comment author: adsenanim 31 August 2010 12:33:09AM 0 points [-]

Thanks NancyLebovitz, that’s the one.

| [...]no one considers the possibility that mere variation (less boredom) improves performance.

The reverse possibility may also be true, more boredom decreases performance and may also cause health problems.

Comment author: adsenanim 31 August 2010 04:59:31AM *  0 points [-]