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Can an Electronic Shock Bracelet Kill Your Bad Habits?

I turned to aversive conditioning to get my time back. It worked.

Illustration: Qieer Wang

InIn the famously horrifying Milgram experiment, often cited as evidence of the depth of humans’ tendency to obey authority, people were told to administer steadily increasing electric shocks to a test subject, to the point of death. People administered the shocks…




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Nicole Dieker

Nicole Dieker

Freelance writer at Vox, Bankrate, Haven Life, & more. Author of The Biographies of Ordinary People.

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