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After Drinking, Risky Odds Become More Appealing

Why risk an accident or a DUI driving home after a night of partying? As blood alcohol levels spike, people become more willing to bet on risky, unknown outcomes. ... More>

The Paradox of Choice, 10 Years Later

Processing Speed Helps Determine Whether We Choose Carrots Over Chocolates

Whether we choose a healthy snack over an indulgent one may depend on how quickly our brains process different kinds of information about food. ... More>

Observer Article

Would I Wait for More Pie?

In his latest book, The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control, APS Past President Walter Mischel reflects upon how his famous “marshmallow test” informed decades of research on self-control and well-being. In a review of the book, APS Fellow BJ Casey explores how Mischel’s research helps us understand and manage temptations — such as her own yearnings for pie. ... More>

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