Pride can keep you on track or send you off the rails

9 septiembre 2015

New research explores how aspects of personal pride can reinforce discipline or make us want to pamper ourselves. Researchers found that when people took pride in an accomplishment and chalked that up to being disciplined and responsible, they were more likely to continue making disciplined choices through the day. But when people considered a self-control goal that they had before feeling proud — a goal such as eating healthy, working out or saving money — they were more likely to think they had made good progress toward their goal, and therefore were more likely to indulge in a reward that veered from making disciplined choices.