SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Sanders, M. A., Shirk, S. D., Burgin, C. J., & Martin, L. L. (2012). The gargle effect: Rinsing the mouth with glucose enhances self-controlPsychological Science, 23, 1470–1472.
Summary: The researchers examined possible causes of the impairment of self-control. Performance on a self-control task was compared for groups of participants who either received or did not receive glucose. Performance was better for the group who received glucose than the group who did not receive glucose.

Article 2: Przybylski, A. K., & Weinstein, N. (2017). A large-scale test of the Goldilocks hypothesis: Quantifying relations between digital-screen use and the mental well-being of adolescentsPsychological Science, 28, 204–215.
Summary: A large number of adolescents in the U.K. were surveyed regarding their digital-screen time per day and their mental well-being. The results indicated that a non-linear relationship exists between digital-screen time and mental well-being that depends in small ways on the type of screen time engaged in.

Article 3: Little, J. L., Bjork, E. L., Bjork, R. A., & Angello, G. (2012). Multiple-choice tests exonerated, at least of some charges: Fostering test-induced learning and avoiding test-induced forgettingPsychological Science, 23, 1337–1344.
Summary: The authors examined the use of multiple-choice tests as a means of retrieval practice in strengthening later memory. They found that taking multiple-choice tests that included incorrect choices that participants could identify as incorrect and why aided later memory.