In a new study, kids had an easier time doing boring tasks if they pretended to be Batman, Bob the Builder, Rapunzel or Dora the Explorer – all well-known characters who are model hard workers — and were given props to help them get in character:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/pretending-batman-helps-kids-focus-boring-tasks-study-shows.htm

http://selfcontrol.psych.lsa.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cdev12695.pdf_jsessionid9A14126FF0E062AD942DD3C3CEE26155.f04t03.pdf

 

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