Cognitive Processes

An Antidote for Mindlessness

The New Yorker: In the mid-nineteen-seventies, the cognitive psychologist Ellen Langer noticed that elderly people who envisioned themselves as younger versions of themselves often began to feel, and even think, like they had actually become younger. Men with trouble walking quickly were playing touch football. Memories were improving and blood More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Show Me the Numbers: Precision as a Cue to Others’ Confidence Alexandra Jerez-Fernandez, Ashley N. Angulo, and Daniel M. Oppenheimer The authors investigated a newly identified indicator of confidence — precision. In the second of two studies, participants played a “The Price More

How College Students Can Benefit From Some Mindfulness Training

The Huffington Post: College is full of distractions, but mindfulness training could help students stay on track and focused, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Miami found that students who took a seven-week mindfulness training course had improved attention and less mind-wandering compared with a control group More