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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>


The Ulysses Strategy


Giving Brings Its Own Rewards

Psychological scientists say how we spend our money affects our overall happiness, but perhaps not in the way we assume. ... More>


Eating Healthy vs. Your Own Brain