Researchers found that admission of an imperfection is an effective strategy to reducing a negative reaction.
It also helps to cope with the negative assessment of our person or presented contents.
Students were divided into three groups during the experiment. The first group was asked to read some text preceded by information that the material may be incomprehensible. The second group received this same information after reading it, while the third group of respondents read the text without any extra information.
The students in the first group said that the text was quite understandable. At the same time, the two other groups revealed that the fragment was not suitable for reading.