Confessions of a researchaholic

December 27, 2023

Mental accounting

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:46 pm

When I go through repetitive exercises (e.g., swimming laps), I often group the repetitions via integer factorization, such as 6 by 6 for 36, with a little voice in my head saying something like: 6 times are easy, and you just need to do 6 of these.

So psychologically I perceive the repetitions differently even though they are all the same.

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