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Think you can multi-task? Probably not says professor

6:36 PM, Jan 26, 2013   |    comments
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Doing it well can make you extremely valuable to a company or business and the majority of us do it every day in a car.

Psychology professor David Strayer came out with a study that looked at more than 300 students multi-tasking abilities and personalities.

"The people who do it the most are kind of the least capable of doing it," Strayer said.

Of the students tested, 70 percent believed they were above average when it comes to multi-tasking.

Of that percent, Strayer says they tend to score higher in impulsivity, higher in sensation seeking, tend to be overconfident of their abilities, when in fact, their actual ability is nowhere good as they think.

The goal of the study is to help change mindset.

"If you're going to try to change people's behavior, and change people's attitudes towards texting or talking while they're driving, you should understand why they do it to begin with," he said.

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