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Text messaging to help smokers quit: Does personalization matter?

This is a guest post by Krista DeStasio about her recent paper, published in the Journal of Smoking Cessation. Changing habits and behaviors is hard. We can all think of a time that we set a goal – cutting down on … Continue reading

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Calcott wins APA award!

Good news! Graduate student Rebecca Calcott has been awarded a Dissertation Research Award from the American Psychological Association to support her project, “Cognitive Control: A Bridge Between Neurotransmitters and Real-World Behavior.” Congratulations, Rebecca!

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How mindfulness changes parenting

Here is a guest post by Lisa May about her recent paper, published in the journal Mindfulness. Relationship between parents and their adolescent children are notoriously rocky. Nonetheless, research shows that a warm, caring parent-child bond can protect kids from problems … Continue reading

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Hear Elliot on Self-control and Poverty on The Academic Minute

Listen to Elliot discuss his blog post about the effect of poverty on self-control over at The Academic Minute.

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Center for Translational Neuroscience Launches!

We are proud to announce the formation of the new Center for Translational Neuroscience within the Prevention Science Institute at the UO. Check out the mission statement: The mission of the CTN is to translate knowledge from basic neuroscience and … Continue reading

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See our work at SANS in New York!

Elliot and other SANlabbers will be presenting new work at the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS) conference, April 28-30 in New York!

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Interview with Elliot on the neuroscience of self-control

Check out Elliot’s interview about self-control and the role of neuroscience in understanding it on BlackBoxPhD!

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See our work at APS

SAN Lab grad student Lauren Kahn will be presenting her work on incentivizing self-control at the Association for Psychological Science on Sunday. Hope to see you there!

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Do we overeat because of poor self-control?

See Elliot’s latest blog post on The Motivated Brain over at Psychology Today: …Self-control is a resource, but a renewable, psychological one. We’ve known for a long time that goals that are motivated from within—for reasons that are personally important to us—are … Continue reading

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Sociality as a natural mechanism of public goods provision

People’s economic decisions are nearly always embedded in a social context. To what extent does that context influence their decisions, if at all? Social factors such as group memberships and affiliative motives have powerful effects on a range of behaviors. These factors … Continue reading

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