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Self-Control Competes with Memory

Using self-control to inhibit motor responses to sudden stimuli can sap mental resources away from other cognitive processes. ... More>

Observer Article

Walter Mischel and Collaborators Receive 2015 Golden Goose Award

APS Past President Walter Mischel, APS Fellow Yuichi Shoda, and Philip Peake have been recognized for their ground-breaking research on the nature of self-control. ... More>

How to beat smoking, other bad habits with better self-control

Observer Article

Portrait of Self-Control as a Young Process

Stereotypes portray the teen brain as an out-of-control car with “no brakes, no steering wheel, and only an accelerator,” says APS Fellow BJ Casey. Research shows that teenagers take risks because reward centers develop more quickly than control centers in their brains. But changes in the adolescent brain ultimately help prepare teens to become independent of their parents. APS Fellow Ruth Feldman, Clancy Blair, and Angela L. Duckworth also speak about self-regulation across the lifespan in APS President Nancy Eisenberg’s 2015 Presidential Symposium. ... More>

Beyond Simple Models of Self-Control

The adolescent brain is more “plastic” than it will ever be again and capable of remarkable adaptability in light of the many challenges that this developmental phase brings. Yet it […]... More>