Purpose in Life Impedes Impulsivity

Is "act less impulsively" one of your New Year's resolutions? If so, you might want to add another to the list: Take a deep look inside of yourself, and emerge with a sense of your purpose in life. If you can do that, the impulsivity issue may just take care of itself. That's the implication of newly published research, which finds people possessing a sense of purpose are more likely to make choices that pay off in the long run, and less likely to get sidetracked by the need for short-term gratification.

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