Ovsiankina Effect

Ovsiankina effect is the inclination to pick up a discontinued action or activity again until it is completed. This tendency’s term is attributed to Maria Ovsiankina who researched on “resuming interrupted actions”. The Ovsiankina effect is different from the Zeigarnik effect since the former focuses on the likelihood of resuming an interrupted task while the latter emphasizes remembering uncompleted tasks as compared to completed ones.

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