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Comment author: khafra 09 July 2013 02:38:21PM 1 point [-]

Maybe that the trusting suckers in the first group continue to get conned throughout their lives?

It's the trusting suckers who have better life outcomes in the classic experiment, so that would be surprising. But I look at the new study as support for a vase/faces style reframing of the original as "not actually about willpower," rather than as something which is supposed to be surprising on its own.