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The social side of self-control
Michelle vanDellen Ph.D.
People often feel like others are trying to take advantage of them with statistics. This one tip will help you understand numbers and be a better critical thinker.
In couples where both people smoke, there's a "you go first" mentality. Neither wants to quit but both very much want the other person to quit. Sounds like our political climate, right?
Finding yourself feeling badly lately? It's easy to rush past uncomfortable feelings without realizing it. But they are critical for improving yourself and your relationships.
It's easy to rush forward to the New Year with hopes and dreams. But it's a mistake to avoid revisiting the lessons we've learned in the past year.
This tiny little nuance—the difference between being right and having evidence for being right—is the crux of a scientific rule that you as a consumer need to know.
Are you finding yourself throwing your hands up in the air, not sure who to trust anymore? There might be two sides to every issue but they're not necessarily equal.
We don’t know when this will end. But we can be sure that it won’t be here soon enough.
It's harder to know what "common sense" is than you might think. And these days, it's more important than ever to talk with others about what they think it means.
In times of crisis, people might look to uni-taskers instead of multi-taskers. In this post, I explain how to shift your perspective on the mask to kill two birds with one stone.
Are you finding it especially difficult to comply with shelter-in-place regulations?
How a classic study of self-control can guide us during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michelle vanDellen, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia.