Long-term goals can be hard to stick to if the benefits are only way off in the future. Research suggests ways to focus on the here and now to help you ultimately achieve your more far-off targets.
There are a number of ways shoppers can resist the temptation of expensive gift options that might strain their budgets this holiday season.
‘Overcontrol’ is a personality style that can make it difficult for some people to adapt to change or enjoy social situations.
Yoga’s surge in popularity in the past decade has spurred more research into its effects. The combination of physical movement and mindfulness provides a wide range of health benefits.
Virtue signaling is designed to communicate specifically to one partisan tribe and to affirm its moral superiority. A scholar of ethics and politics explains why that is unwelcome in a divided US.
A marine version of the Stanford marshmallow experiment helped show cuttlefish can delay gratification.
Ten tips for lockdown from a specialist psychologist.
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.
Recent experimental results suggest that distortions in the perception of wealth are linked to fast, inattentive thinking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
Ontario’s investment in a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten program is paying off. Could similar results happen elsewhere?
Effective organisations encourage self-control, good process, proper discussion and are more driven by growth mindsets than unrealistic performance metrics.
Engineered to exploit human compulsions, the Internet competes for our attention, while teaching us to need it.
A new study highlights how the condition of your kitchen may affect unhealthy snacking.
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.
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?