The number of competitors you face affects how you perform:

A new study carried out by the University of Haifa and the University of Michigan found that motivation and performance is weakened when competing against a large group of people

The larger the number of examinees, the lower the average grade. This is one of the findings of a series of new studies carried out by scientists at the University of Haifa and the University of Michigan. “It is a well-established fact that subjective factors influence our motivation to compete. Our recent studies have shown that objective factors, such as the size of a competing group, also have an effect on motivation,” explains Dr. Avishalom Tor from the University of Haifa’s Faculty of Law.

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