Keep Impulses in Check By Looking at Nature is the headline of an article in The Scientific American. It reports on a recent study about self-control.

Here’s an excerpt:


The article goes on to explain:

Follow-up experiments revealed that seeing nature makes us think more about the future, says the study’s lead author Meredith S. Berry, a psychologist now at the University of Montana. “When time is expanded, it is easier for people to imagine the future, and this effect appears to lessen the draw of immediate temptations.”

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