Ulterior Motives

How goals, both seen and unseen, drive behavior

Control and Health

At any given moment, you may feel as though your ability to succeed in the world involves some combination of your own efforts and factors that are out of your control. Starting about 50 years ago, psychologists began to explore the relationship between people’s beliefs about the amount of control that they have in a situation and their behavior. Read More

Control and Health

I’m often at odds this this view which I believe in, and the eastern philosophic view that we have no control and that by letting go of the ‘’illusion’’ of control we can often feel less anxiety and be less depressed. I believe in both, yet struggle with them also as they seem opposed.

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Art Markman, Ph.D., is a cognitive scientist at the University of Texas whose research spans a range of topics in the way people think.

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