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2012-03-08 00:51:33

A new study suggests that age-associated improvements in the ability to consider the preferences of others are linked with maturation of a brain region involved in self control. The findings may help to explain why young children often struggle to control selfish impulses, even when they know better, and could impact educational strategies designed to promote successful social behavior. Human social interactions often involve two parties who want to maximize their own outcomes while...

2012-01-30 09:03:47

Trying to resist that late-night tweet or checking your work email again? The bad news is that desires for work and entertainment often win out in the daily struggle for self-control, according to a new study that measures various desires and their regulation in daily life. "Modern life is a welter of assorted desires marked by frequent conflict and resistance, the latter with uneven success," says Wilhelm Hofmann of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Determining how to...

2012-01-24 20:51:47

Thinking about religion gives people more self-control on later, unrelated tasks Thinking about religion gives people more self-control on later, unrelated tasks; according to results from a series of recent Queen's University study. "After unscrambling sentences containing religiously oriented words, participants in our studies exercised significantly more self-control," says psychology graduate student and lead researcher on the study, Kevin Rounding. Study participants were given...

2011-07-18 16:02:34

Children who regularly participated in a Simon Says-type game designed to improve self-regulation "“ called the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders task "“ may have better math and early literacy scores. The study found that the higher academic outcomes associated with the game, which emphasizes careful listening and following instructions, does not just benefit students in the United States, but also benefits children tested in Taiwan, China and South Korea. More than 800 preschool age...

2011-01-26 08:27:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Children who scored lower on self-control assessments when they were as young as 3 years of age were more likely to have health problems, substance dependence, financial troubles, and a criminal record by the time they were 32, according to a new study. The study looked at self-control in more than 1,000 children in New Zealand. It was assessed by teachers, parents, observers, and the children themselves. It included measures like "low frustration tolerance, lacks...

2011-01-24 18:27:47

A long-term study has found that children who scored lower on measures of self-control as young as age 3 were more likely to have health problems, substance dependence, financial troubles and a criminal record by the time they reached age 32. Self-control in the more than 1,000 New Zealand children who participated in the study was assessed by teachers, parents, observers and the children themselves. It included measures like "low frustration tolerance, lacks persistence in reaching goals,...

2010-11-30 21:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Good things come to those who wait. A scientist who showed that willpower can be learned-and that it carries lifelong benefits-has won the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. Walter Mischel, psychology professor and Niven professor of humane letters at Columbia University, will receive the $100,000 annual award. Taking the mystery out of the eternal challenge of resisting temptation, Mischel created a...

2010-11-16 22:01:10

New findings indicate that adoelscent males that engage in heavy drinking behavior are more likely to engage in risk-taking behavior     * Impulsive behavior is well known to be caused by acute ingestion of alcohol    * New findings show that periods of heavy drinking by adolescent males may increase levels of impulsive behavior over time    * These results could lead to significant work on the relationship between the amount of alcohol ingested...

2010-09-20 23:01:02

When it comes to self-control, consumers in the United States are in trouble. But a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research says there's hope; we just need a little help to see self-regulation as fun. "Self-control failures depend on whether people see activities involving self-control (e.g., eating in moderate quantities) as an obligation to work or an opportunity to have fun," write authors Juliano Laran (University of Miami) and Chris Janiszewski (University of Florida,...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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