Psychological Science in the Public Interest

Education and Cognitive Functioning Across the Life Span

Psychological Science in the Public Interest (Volume 21, Number 1)Read the Full Text (PDF, HTML) Education appears to affect cognitive ability, but it might not directly attenuate declines in cognition associated with aging. However, education can influence cognitive functioning in the elderly by contributing to enhanced cognitive skills that emerge More

Beyond Willpower: Strategies for Reducing Failures of Self-Control

Psychological Science in the Public Interest (Volume 19, Number 3)Read the Full Text (PDF, HTML) Nearly everyone at one time or another has engaged in overeating, excessive spending, procrastinating, or falling into other self-defeating behaviors.  These behaviors reflect a failure of self-control — pursuing an option that is the most More