Category Archives: Self-control

The Intuitive and Analytical Thinking Style: Which One is Yours?

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The human brain is sophisticated. It separates us from all other animals. It allows us to have abstract ideas and to solve complex problems. We are rational social beings, or are we? Continue reading

Study: Being in Love is Associated With Reduced Cognitive Control

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Love is blind, according to Shakespeare and a new study.

What does it mean to fall in love? Continue reading

Your Self-Control Decreases Throughout the Day, Study Shows

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Good morning self-control.

New experimental research by Kouchaki & Smith (2014), published in Psychological Science in January,  shows that people are more likely to act ethically and to overcome temptation in the morning than later in the day. The authors refer to it as the morning morality effect. Continue reading

8 Scientific Facts About Self-Control

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It takes self-control to stop unhealthy habits.

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Study: People With Self-Discipline Are Happier

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When we think of people with a high self-control, we cannot avoid thinking about how restrained and deprived they might be. Whenever we restrain ourselves, we tend to think that we are missing something. Continue reading

Why Do People Shop Impulsively?

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What can explain a person’s tendency to shop impulsively? Personality, gender, age, and sensitivity to reward may explain it, research shows.

A study by Bratko and colleagues (2013) examined the relationship between personality and impulsive shopping. The study shows that personality can explain at least some of the difference in impulsive shopping behaviour. Continue reading