Cognitive Bias May Underlie Both Physical and Financial Health Behaviors

Poor physical health and poor financial health may be driven by the same underlying psychological factors, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Researcher Lamar Pierce, associate professor of strategy at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, and doctoral candidate More

It Might Be ‘Pre-Crastination’ That’s Hurting Your Productivity

Inc.: It would seem counter intuitive that the habit of attacking projects and to-do lists without a moment’s hesitation is anything but ulta-productive. Yet some researchers think that sometimes doing the opposite of procrastinating–or pre-crastinating–could cost you time and energy, too. Psychologists from Pennsylvania State University recently conducted a series of experiments, which subtly gave More

A Sense of Time Requires a Sense of Space

Scientific American: We often think of the abstract idea of time in the concrete terms of space, saying we are “looking forward to the weekend” or “putting the past behind us.” These adages may be more than just metaphors. A study published in January in Psychological Science suggests that thinking of space More