Science is a wonderful tool, but it also makes us feel like our work isn’t good enough.
It turns out there’s something about reading a book that makes us question the value of what we’re doing.
The more we read, the less we like it, a new study suggests.
The study, published in Science, examined the value students place on books published before 1900, and the value placed on books in the last 30 years.
It found that students tend to prefer older books over new ones, but are equally as likely to prefer new books over older ones.
It also found that older books tended to have more emotional impact, but the difference in emotional impact was smaller for younger readers.
The researchers found that younger readers preferred older books and rated them higher than older readers did for older books.
“The more you read, and you feel a sense of being on top of something, the more you tend to gravitate toward books that feel like they’re right for you,” said senior author Christopher Skelton, an evolutionary biologist at Indiana University.
“There’s this kind of tendency to feel like a good book is going to make you feel better and have meaning and relevance and value.
The less you feel like that, you’re less likely to feel you can do that.”
Skelson and his colleagues wanted to understand how the way we read affects our perception of the value we’re getting out of reading.
They also wanted to know what factors are associated with how much value we place on a book.
The team wanted to find out if the reading experience is as important as the value people place on the book itself.
So they ran some experiments.
The first experiment was a test that measured the value teachers placed on a list of 50 books from 1873.
The students in the test were shown the books and asked to rate them on a scale from 1 to 10.
The second experiment measured the same thing, but students were asked to indicate whether they’d read a book they hadn’t already read.
The results showed that the students who had read a few books before rated them on the same scale as students who hadn’t read any books.
The difference was significant.
The books that had been read before were rated by students on a 1 to 5 scale, while the books that hadn’t been read by the students were rated on a 10 to 20 scale.
But the differences were small.
The value placed by the teachers in the books they’d seen before was about a third of the total value that students placed on the books.
What’s more, the value that they placed on new books didn’t change as much as the books’ value on the previous reading.
This meant that the more books they read, their ability to recognize new books increased.
The third experiment measured students’ ability to read the same books in two different ways: reading a list from a student’s home and reading the same book from an online reading list.
They were then asked to identify whether they were more or less likely than their peers to say they were reading the books in those two ways.
When they were asked which was more likely, the students that had read the books first tended to rate the books more highly than the students whose books had been used for the list read the lists in the same way.
The authors said that this might have been because students were more likely to rate their books in terms of their value on a reading list, so they were likely to see the books as having a more positive effect on their own reading.
What makes this result interesting is that it suggests that the difference between value placed in books that were first read and value placed for books that weren’t is a reflection of how much our value system has changed over the years.
“What’s important is that the reading experiences are the same, so we’re really just comparing apples to apples,” Skel, the co-author of the study, told Science News.
The result was interesting, but could it be that reading the list first and then reading the actual books in each reading is less effective?
The authors think so, and that may explain why students’ reading habits tend to change over time.
It may be that the value they place on each book has less to do with its actual merit than with the quality of the books, and thus that the quality difference is not so important.
In other words, the quality might have become irrelevant, so students might be able to identify the quality differences in books as being less important than their value placed.
“When you have a book with no value attached to it, it doesn’t matter how good it is, it’s not that important,” Skell said.
“But when you have something that is valued, then it is.”
For this new study, the authors also took a look at a number of other factors that could affect the quality and value of a book, including how long it’s been on shelves and whether it’s a well-known or obscure title.
Skel said the study is just