Behavioral science has ideas about how to keep on track beyond January.
Forget being super self-critical and whipping yourself into shape. There are ways to set yourself up for success that are far kinder and work better.
Can you really afford a 3D TV set ?
Recent experimental results suggest that distortions in the perception of wealth are linked to fast, inattentive thinking.
If everyone else sticks with salad, maybe you will too.
Everybody wants more self-control, but it's proven difficult to beef up through training. New research suggests that what your social group does might be key to enhancing your own self-control skills.
Let your self-control gain momentum like a snowball rolling downhill.
Could your resolution resilience use a little science to back it up? A new study suggests practice can help your self-control – but don't push it too far.
Diners eat at Katz’s Delicatessen in New York, New York.
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According to a new study, there's a big gap between how much we think we spend on eating out and how much we're actually spending.
Who has the upper hand in this battle?
As we struggle to avoid temptations throughout the day, we often rely on willpower and self-control to back impulses. New research suggests a different way to think about this internal battle.
Attempts to restructure our “obesogenic” food environment for health are often criticized - as restricting personal choice and freedom.
Bombarded with unhealthy offerings by the food industry, we blame and shame ourselves for gaining weight. But is it really our fault, or are we being "entrapped?"
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Ontario's investment in a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten program is paying off. Could similar results happen elsewhere?
Our research highlights that destructive leaders lack self-control especially when anxious and the difficulty of tasks is high.
Effective organisations encourage self-control, good process, proper discussion and are more driven by growth mindsets than unrealistic performance metrics.
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Engineered to exploit human compulsions, the Internet competes for our attention, while teaching us to need it.
If you’re prone to snack when stressed, a pile of dirty dishes might put you over the edge.
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A new study highlights how the condition of your kitchen may affect unhealthy snacking.
Self-control is a major problem for many of us, so failure to maintain New Year’s resolutions isn’t surprising.
Every year, millions of people around the world make New Year’s resolutions. And every year, the great majority of us break and abandon those resolutions. Psychology research can help.
Children and families wait in line, as holiday gifts and toys are distributed to underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in Los Angeles December 21 2013.
Does the definition of self-control – choosing long-term over short-term outcomes – even make sense for people who are short on time, money or both?
Eat too much?
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When it comes to food, believing that you have no self-control can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Being tired is linked to eating unhealthy foods that may cause weight gain.
Few people would argue with the idea that sleep is good for us, but not many of us know that a lack of sleep can cause weight gain. The health benefits of sleep are extremely well-documented. It provides…