Navigation Links
Dull Tasks Tougher on the Entitled
Date:10/10/2011

MONDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People with a sense of entitlement are more likely to view dull tasks as a waste of their time, which makes it feel like time is passing slowly while they do these jobs.

Those are the findings of a new study by University of Michigan researchers who conducted a series of experiments with college students.

Entitlement is "the feeling that you are owed something without necessarily putting in effort to attain it," study author Ed O'Brien, a graduate student in the psychology department, said in a university news release.

For example, a student may feel he deserves an "A" on a test regardless of whether he studied for it, or an employee may expect extra vacation days regardless of whether she worked overtime or not.

O'Brien said the belief that a dull task is a waste of time could affect time-related interpersonal tasks that some might consider dull, such as recycling, volunteering or driving. It could also influence how much a person is willing to commit to time in a relationship.

In the study, researchers did a series of experiments that measured people's sense of entitlement and their perception of time.

In one, for example, participants were asked to fill out a survey about their mundane, daily activities. Those with a greater sense of entitlement perceived that the survey took longer to fill out than others, and also considered it a greater waste of their time.

The study appears in the October issue of the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more on personality disorders, some of which have a sense of entitlement as one symptom.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, news release, Sept. 30, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Video gaming prepares brain for bigger tasks
2. University of Pennsylvania: Contrary to popular models, sugar is not burned by self-control tasks
3. Interruptions Make Doctors Lose Track of Tasks
4. COO Becomes 75% More Effective in Tracking Delegated Tasks
5. Quitting Even Tougher When Smokers Battle Other Addictions
6. Menthol May Make It Tougher to Stop Smoking
7. Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders Tougher When Its Not Patients Call
8. As time goes by, it gets tougher to just remember this
9. Obese Pregnant Women May Have Tougher Time Fighting Infections
10. Multitasking Just a Bit Tougher for Older People: Study
11. EPA Proposes Tougher Air Pollution Rules for Power Plants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... ... As part of the nationwide Days of Remembrance effort led by the United ... persecution, Center for Medicine after the Holocaust (CMATH) announced that it will ... and Poland next week. , The Fourth Biennial CMATH Champions Trip to Germany and ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... , ... Today, Bright Pink , a national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and ... , Bright Pink is proud to announce Katie Thiede as their new Chief Executive Officer. ... as Chairman of the Board and launched a national search to find a visionary ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Veteran Theresa James awoke to the ... life forever. , In “Healing Tears,” James depicts every parent’s worst nightmare, when her ... I began journaling conversations and situations throughout my divorce,” James said. “After the death ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The world-class designers of Happy Gadget Alert ... lifesaving device for the everyday use of parents worldwide. It is a lightweight, ... a child’s vital signs, and detect unusual symptoms or physical patterns. This innovative ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... symplrTM, a leading provider of ... that Kyle Allain has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager ... provider, payor and managed care solutions. , A seasoned executive with more ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... 19, 2017 Global Prostate Cancer Therapeutics ... the prostate cancer therapeutics market analyzes the current ... prevalence of prostate cancer, launch of promising emerging ... of new drugs & therapeutic biological products, and ... to lesser side effects are some of the ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. ... clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing new treatments for cancer ... closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering ... a public offering price of $2.00 per share, ... offering expenses payable by Sorrento.  The net proceeds ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  Novartis today announced ... National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of ... 58% of patients with treatment-naïve severe aplastic anemia ... treated with eltrombopag at the initiation of and ... study evaluated three sequential treatment groups, or cohorts. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: