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Bad news for confident multitaskers

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Ever notice how those who are first to brag about their abilities seem to be the least likely to have them in the first place?

Turns out this tendency is particularly true for the multitasking braggarts, living up to the expectations of University of Utah researchers who believed that those who talked or texted on cellphones while driving would have personalities “…more apt to test high for traits like risk-taking, sensation-seeking and impulsivity.”

Their confidence, though, wasn’t built on the strength of their skills so much as the fact they were simply more distracted in the first place and have trouble focusing on the most important task at hand.

Nice to know but no more likely to make you feel safer on the roads.

Full story at NPR.

Psychology says…

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