What strategies can children use to facilitate self-control? First, they can choose their physical or social circumstances or change them to their advantage. Next, they can selectively attend to particular features of their situations or represent their situations in particular ways. Using these metacognitive strategies is more efficient than effortful response inhibition.
The National Science Foundation (NSF), one of the premier science-funding agencies in the United States, has recognized a group of psychological scientists with early-career awards. More
A new report by the National Academy of Sciences, penned by psychological scientists and other experts, calls for broad-based efforts by the US government to improve the mental health of children. More