Psychology & Psychiatry

Rephrasing choices could boost self control

(Medical Xpress)—Do you want to avoid chocolate until you've lost weight or leave your savings in the bank earning interest rather than splurge on an expensive gadget? You might think using willpower is the best way to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Childhood self-control predicts adult health and wealth

A long-term study has found that children who scored lower on measures of self-control as young as age 3 were more likely to have health problems, substance dependence, financial troubles and a criminal record by the time ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Your spending data may reveal aspects of your personality

How you spend your money can signal aspects of your personality, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Analyses of over 2 million spending records ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Self-control may not diminish throughout the day

After a long day of work and carefully watching what you eat, you might expect your self-control to slip a little by kicking back and cracking open a bag of potato chips.

Neuroscience

Overcoming egocentricity increases self-control

Neurobiological models of self-control usually focus on brain mechanisms involved in impulse control and emotion regulation. Recent research at the University of Zurich shows that the mechanism for overcoming egocentricity ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is upward mobility bad for your health?

Youth from low-income families who succeed academically and socially may actually pay a price—with their health—according to a new Northwestern University study.

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