When Golfers Overthink: The Science Behind the Choke
The New York Times: Golf may be a four-letter word, but the curse of the game comes in five letters: choke. It is largely an unspoken word in golf, one rarely uttered on broadcast television.
The Unconscious Has a Mind of Its Own
Consciousness is a very popular topic in psychological science, but new research suggests that we’ve been underestimating what unconsciousness is capable of. A study published in Psychological Science shows that the unconscious mind is more
Psychologists Discover We’ve Been Underestimating the Unconscious Mind
What does consciousness do? Theories vary, but most neurologists and cognitive psychologists agree that we need awareness for integration. That is, unconscious processing can take in one object or word at a time. But when
A Full Bladder Makes You More Responsible
It’s not an April fool’s joke, we swear! An upcoming study in Psychological Science found that when we’re controlling our bladder, we’re better at controlling ourselves when making decisions about the future. In one experiment
We make better decisions when we gotta go
MSNBC: In addition to making you walk funny and drop your keys five or six times while trying to get inside your house, a full bladder may actually do something useful: help you make better
On the Brain: Does a full bladder free your mind?
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