If you're playing a game against a friend, would you feel more motivated if he said, "May the best man win!" or "You're going down, sucker"? We're willing to bet that the trash-talk would make you work a lot harder to win. Science agrees: according to a 2017 study from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, targets of trash talk are more motivated to succeed. There's a considerable downside, though.
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The Science Of Motivation
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Written by Ashley Hamer December 20, 2017
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