Doing More For Less: the Easy Addendum Effect in Goal Pursuit

People generally dislike performing tasks that they find difficult and effortful. We demonstrate a simple technique to reduce perceptions of overall effort: we suggest adding a few easy tasks to the end of a sequence of difficult tasks. We call this the “easy addendum effect,” and demonstrate why it emerges.



Citation:

Edward Yuhang Lai, Julio Sevilla, Mathew S. Isaac, and Rajesh Bagchi (2020) ,"Doing More For Less: the Easy Addendum Effect in Goal Pursuit", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 48, eds. Jennifer Argo, Tina M. Lowrey, and Hope Jensen Schau, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 486-487.

Authors

Edward Yuhang Lai, Virginia Tech, USA
Julio Sevilla, University of Georgia, USA
Mathew S. Isaac, Seattle University, USA
Rajesh Bagchi, Virginia Tech, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 48 | 2020



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