Written by professors from Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, this paper was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
They conducted 8 experiments on anxiety and its role in seeking advice.
Conclusion: People struggling with anxiety are more likely to seek and accept advice than those who are not struggling. Self-confidence and information processing functions are impaired while experiencing anxiety and this plays into the conclusions. Most importantly, those struggling with anxiety are not as able to distinguish between good and bad advice, or identify potential conflicts of interest when seeking advice.
By: F. Gino, A. Brooks, M. Schweitzer
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