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Why do we bother?

Why do we bother?


Raj Persaud
BSc MSc MB BS MPhil FRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist  The Maudsley Hospital London
Gresham Professor for Public Understanding of Psychiatry

Why do people do the things they do? An obvious answer is because they believe that it will lead to the kind of outcome they desire. Yet increasingly psychologists have uncovered a large set of behaviours whereby people participate in an action, in the full and complete knowledge that it will not have the desired effect at all.

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