Self-Control

CNN: This week there’s a somewhat bizarre study about whether judgment improves after drinking copious amounts of water, as well as research in Alzheimer’s disease and early childhood mental disorders. A little self-control Don’t make a hard decision with an empty bladder, suggests new research from the Netherlands. In a More

The Telegraph: Researchers discovered the brain’s self-control mechanism provides restraint in all areas at once. They found people with a full bladder were able to better control and “hold off” making important, or expensive, decisions, leading to better judgement. Psychologists from the University of Twente in the Netherlands linked bladder More

A war that consists of a series of momentary self-control skirmishes: That’s how a new study describes the process of pursuing goals such as quitting smoking. But using a novel research approach, the authors—Elliot Berkman of the University of Oregon, Emily Falk of the University of Michigan, and Matthew Lieberman More

The Globe and Mail: The next time you need to make an important life decision, you might want to drink several glasses of water and wait. A new study published in the journal Psychological Science has found that controlling your bladder makes you better at exerting self-control when making decisions More