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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>


To make better food choices, wait before you decide


When It Comes to Making Choices, Ignorance Really Can Be Bliss


Observation

Neural Evidence for an Internal ‘Calorie Counter’

Our awareness of caloric content may be influenced more by our subconscious than by our conscious, found psychological scientists. ... More>


Logic Trumps Gut Instinct in Peer Reviews of Decision Makers

People who utilize a rational approach to making decisions are seen as making better choices than those who make decisions based on gut instinct and intuition. ... More>