this is a pretty specific topic, but I'm looking for material/research 
related to the psychological effects of software defects on developers. 
specifically, I'm wondering if there's any research that shows developers 
feel an emotional benefit from finding/fixing a software defect (and 
further that the emotional benefit is psychologically valuable to 
developers to the point it becomes a deterrent to adopting development 
practices that promote defect prevention). 

or put another way... if software developers (problem solvers) actually 
enjoy finding/fixing defects (solving problems), is the personal joy they 
feel great enough that it becomes a barrier to defect prevention 
(preventing problems)? 

anyone aware of work along these lines? or have an opinion? 



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