New research shows remembering self-control failures leads to repeat failures

We don’t always make better decisions with our self-control even after making mistakes in our past. In fact, remembering self-control failures can lead to repeat failures. The study shows the effectiveness of memory in improving our everyday self-control decisions depends on what we recall and how easily it comes to mind. The findings defy conventional wisdom that our mistakes lead to better decisions. —> Read More

Marriage can lead to dramatic reduction in heavy drinking in young adults

Research on alcohol-use disorders consistently shows problem drinking decreases as we age. Now, researchers have found evidence that marriage can cause dramatic drinking reductions even among people with severe drinking problems. Scientists believe findings could help improve clinical efforts to help these people, inform public health policy changes and lead to more targeted interventions for young adult problem drinkers. —> Read More

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