Study: Someone Ability of Self-Influenced Friends

Friends that you hang out with can influence your self you know. Based on recent studies, friendships can influence a person’s behavior as his ability to control himself.

The research team also found that people who are struggling with a particular temptation to increase the ability to control themselves by hanging or make friends with people who are strong willed or unable to control himself well.

“What we know is that the individual low self-controlnya would implicitly associate or surround himself with other individuals who can help them overcome temptation. Way they will get a little help from his friends,” said researcher Catherine Shea.


The study, published in the journal Psychological Science is based on a number of experiments. One of these participants were asked to watch a video contains a few words that will appear on the screen. Most participants were instructed to not read the words, while others were not told if they were asked to read the words.

Then the researchers asked all participants read a description of the three types of office manager; manager that low self-control skills, managers are able to control himself and managers who can demonstrate both.

From there, researchers concluded that participants who were asked to not read the words on the screen (which is said investigators decreased the ability of self-control) are known to be interested in reading descriptions of managers with high self-control abilities. In the other experiment, participants were found to have lower self-control scores also thinking more about the manager who knows how to control himself.

This condition is reinforced by the results of recent trials involving 136 couples in which researchers found that participants who categorize themselves as people who lack self-control will be more likely to say if they rely on a pair of high self-control abilities.

Yet another study, published in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science reveals there are other things that can help improve a person’s ability to control themselves in the outline view of the target to be achieved. According to the study, is far more effective way to reach a target such as weight loss, which envisage the end result will help you stick to a diet method rather than just focusing on all the efforts deployed to lose weight alone.