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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Researchers Find That Wisdom Really Does Come With Age

Posted: July 13, 2011

A paper authored by Darrell Worthy (Texas A&M) and co-authored by Todd Maddox (UT Psychology) has been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science. It describes a new study which found that "older adults use the experience in decision-making accumulated over their lifetime to determine the long-term utility and not just the immediate benefit before making a choice. However, younger adults tend to focus their decision-making on instant gratification". Read more... | Read full study (PDF) | Maddox Lab

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