“Simon Says” teaches self-control

Carolyn Moynihan | 19 July 2011
An old classroom game designed to raise alertness is enjoying new popularity among educators as a way to foster and measure self control in children.

Teach kids self-control, say NZ experts

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 June 2011
Experts in New Zealand are singing the praises of cultivating self-control in young children, thanks to new research findings.

Lead us not into temptation…

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 August 2009
In a refreshing change from research that looks for excuses for everyday vices in people’s genes or family background, a study from the Kellogg School of Management looks at things like temptation, willpower and humility (yes, really) in impulsive and addictive behaviour.

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