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Chronic Dieters Exhibit Brain Imbalance
2013-11-12 09:48:28

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many people fall prey to the vicious cycle of chronic dieting. Oftentimes willpower waxes and wanes leading to limited dieting success. A new study from Dartmouth using neuroimaging suggests that a brain imbalance may be responsible for overeating in chronic dieters. This imbalance occurs when the region that controls impulse behavior and self-control becomes disrupted, which decreases the ability to resist temptation. This study...

2013-09-05 23:30:17

A person’s ability to delay gratification—forgoing a smaller reward now for a larger reward in the future—may depend on how trustworthy the person perceives the reward-giver to be, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 A person’s ability to delay gratification—forgoing a smaller reward now for a larger reward in the future—may depend on how trustworthy the person perceives the reward-giver to be,...

Delayed Gratification And Social Trust
2013-09-05 04:19:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People who have problems delaying gratification are often seen as having a lack of impulse control, but a new study in the journal Frontiers in Psychology suggests that these people may not believe that gratification will still be there if they have to wait for it. Previous studies have found that children who are able to delay gratification tend to eventually have higher SAT scores, be more socially conscious, become less obese as...

Self-Control Through Precommitment More Effective Than Willpower
2013-07-25 08:38:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The key to losing weight, or saving for the future, is avoiding temptation all together, according to a new study from the Universities of Cambridge and Dusseldorf. The study on self-control suggests avoidance is a better strategy than depending on will power alone. The study, published in Neuron, compared the effectiveness of willpower versus voluntarily restricting access to temptations, called 'precommitment'. For example,...

Study Finds That Impulsive People More Likely To Sacrifice For Others
2013-06-29 08:23:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the general perception of people who are impulsive in nature is that they are self-centered, new research appearing in the journal Psychological Science suggests that the reality is actually quite different. In fact, the study authors report that when impetuous individuals are faced with a decision that involves either giving up their own time and energy to help a loved one or worrying more about themselves, they are more...

2013-05-24 23:17:19

Recent research suggests that individuals who gain weight are more impulsive, meaning that weight loss supplements like Liproxenol which was developed by Liproxenol Pharmaceuticals might assist people with keeping self-control. Australia (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 Experts have long known the effects that weight gain has on the body. However, they are now discovering what effects they´re having on the mind, making weight loss supplements such as Liproxenol helpful when it comes to helping...

Strong Friendship Network Can Help Boost Self-Control
2013-04-10 10:20:12

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Self-control is a trait too many people lack. Whether it is summoning the strength to get to the gym for a workout or abstaining from snacks between meals, the drive to simply satisfy a basic desire is too strong in too many. However, new research out of Duke University shows surrounding one´s self with friends and intimates who possess a stronger sense of self-control can aid in strengthening the trait in themselves. The...

Self-Control Training May Be Critical For Weight Loss And Health
2013-01-25 10:36:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online There´s no doubt that exercising your body can play an important role when it comes to losing weight and getting in better shape. However, new research suggests that there´s something else you can train — something that´s even more important to your quest from improved health and fitness: your self-control. A six-month behavior weight loss treatment program conducted by Dr. Tricia M. Leahey of Miriam...

2012-12-17 16:35:43

-Executive function (EF) guides complex behavior such as planning, decision-making, and response control. -Alcohol dependence (AD) is known to impair EF. -New findings indicate that increased impulsiveness and decreased EF may comprise an inherited trait that signifies greater risk for developing AD. Executive function (EF), frequently associated with the frontal lobes, guides complex behavior such as planning, decision-making, and response control. EF impairment due to alcohol...