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People Drive to Reach Round-Number Goals

January 20th, 2011

Episode 54 of 579 episodes

Individuals will put in work to reach a round-number goal, such as a 1,300 SAT score rather than 1,290, that is not commensurate with the absolute amount of the improvement. Christopher Intagliata reports