Zodiac: Most people regard horoscopes as harmless fun, but millions still turn to them every day. For those who believed in star signs, trying to resist the unfavorable horoscope required mental resources and so left them open to temptation.
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Participants who believed in a fixed fate did not exert any mental energy on the subject, so were able to stay focused on the day ahead. The findings could be a boost to advertisers - who the authors said should promote indulgences like chocolate and ice cream on horoscope pages with slogans like 'life is what you make of it! The study is due to be published in the Journal of Consumer Research. Another study by the same lead author, published in the journal this month, revealed people who buy lottery tickets are more materialistic and have less self-control.
Participants in both groups wrote down their thoughts and indicated how much they preferred a small, immediate reward to a large, delayed reward. Impulsive: Be careful reading your stars before the Christmas party - you may do something erratic file photo. The consumers who bought a lottery ticket wrote down more materialistic thoughts and saw more in the short term. Former stock trader Arch Crawford, who predicted the 'flash crash' of , openly admits having relied on horoscopes when he made his trades.
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Why reading your horoscope is bad for you: People who believe in star signs are more likely to be impulsive instead of virtuous Participants were asked to choose between chores and a party Those given a 'bad' horoscope believed fate was set so made bad choices 'Human nature drives us to believe in our own fate', said study By Dan Bloom Published: BST, 11 December Updated: BST, 11 December e-mail 93 View comments.
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