MAIL ONLINE: We really DON'T know what others are planning to do, study finds

Press / Media: Research

Release date: 18/1/2017

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Researchers have found that people aren't good at reading the true intentions of others. 

While many people think they know what someone is doing just by observing them, the study shows that they were usually wrong. 

The researchers say the finding has important implications for people who work in fields where they're in charge of trying to change human behaviour, such as addiction coaches or public health officials.

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TitleWe really DON'T know what others are planning to do, study finds
Media name / outletMail Online
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/01/17
DescriptionResearchers have found that people aren't good at reading the true intentions of others.

While many people think they know what someone is doing just by observing them, the study shows that they were usually wrong.

The researchers say the finding has important implications for people who work in fields where they're in charge of trying to change human behaviour, such as addiction coaches or public health officials.
URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4133544/Humans-REALLY-bad-reading-intentions-others.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
PersonsWarren Mansell

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  • psychology

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