You Don’t Have as Much Control as You Think You Do

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Like a scene from a horror film, you are in a elevator, you push the close button —Hurry! The murderer is coming at you! However, again you push the close button, the door won’t close! Psych! The button is fake. But why is that most of the elevators still have those buttons?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Langer#/media/File:Ellen_Langer.jpg

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