Self-Control

The Colbert Report: Walter Mischel

The Colbert Report:  Psychological scientist Walter Mischel of Columbia University discusses his new book, “The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control” with Stephen Colbert. Watch here: The Colbert Report More

Children capable of learning to control junk food cravings: study

NY Daily News: For children, the lure of cookies and fast food is distinctly more powerful than for adolescents and adults, although children’s cognitive wiring is well suited to train such cravings, according to researchers hailing principally from Columbia University. “These findings are important because they suggest that we may More

Das entfesselte Selbst (The unbridled self)

Die Welt:  Für den, der sich in gefährliche Gewässer begibt, ist es wichtig zu wissen, was ihn erwartet. Odysseus, der bekannteste Seefahrer der griechischen Mythologie, wusste es. Andere hatten ihn vor den Sirenen gewarnt, die er auf seiner Heimfahrt von Troja treffen würde. Die Fabelwesen saßen auf Klippen in der More

Books to Check Out: October 2014

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Neurobiology of Social Behavior: Toward an Understanding of the Prosocial and Antisocial Brain by Michael Numan; Academic Press, July 22, 2014. The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin; Dutton Adult, August 19, 2014. Mindwise: How More