Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What's the difference between quarantine and isolation?

Preventing the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 is key to slowing the pandemic. People who have symptoms or who have suspected or known exposure to the virus, should practice self-quarantine or self-isolation. But ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hedonism is as important as self-control for a happy life

Enjoying activities that don't contribute directly to long-term goals, such as relaxing on the couch or eating delicious food, contributes at least as much to a happy life as self-control, according to new research from the ...

Neuroscience

Mapping how the brain regulates stress

As the weeks of self-isolation tick by, people are seeking ways to manage stress in the absence of normal interactions. Previous studies have shown the value of self-affirmation in lowering and managing stress.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Using self-nudging to make better choices

Despite our better knowledge, we often make choices that aren't good for us—and feel bad about it later. But it's possible to strengthen our self-control by making simple changes to our environment. Researchers from the ...

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Self control

Self control is the ability to control one's emotions and desires, is the capacity of efficient management to the future. In psychology it is sometimes called self-regulation, and exerting self-control through the executive functions in decision making is thought to deplete a resource in the ego.

"A man without self-control is as defenseless as a city with broken-down walls" (Proverbs 25:28).

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