Our older participants showed equal or better decision performance than our younger participants, exhibiting greater patience intemporal discounting and better financial and debt literacy.

Ye Li, assistant professor of management, on how experience can offset cognitive decline in areas of money management


Americans are more introspective than other cultures. We think about ourselves a lot. It's a luxury we have.

Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology, on her research that reveals how the average American thinks more about themselves than do individuals in most other cultures


The chances of (immigration reform) happening before the Republican primaries in 2014 are very low. No incumbent wants to have to explain a vote on immigration facing a primary challenger.

Karthick Ramakrishnan, associate professor of political science, on the unlikelihood of any comprehensive legislation being passed this year on immigration reform


Our studies show that people who don't necessarily love their jobs, still live longer because they have a greater purpose and contribute to a greater good every day.

Howard Friedman, distinguished professor of psychology, on how acquiring one's dream job is not necessary to increasing longevity in life


On the surface (educational games) seem likely to help children learn. But there can be big gaps between what technology offers and what children really learn.

Rebekah Richert, associate professor of psychology, on whether or not relationships with media characters can help children learn science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) skills


What I hate is when an artist says, 'You tell me what you think first.' What I prefer for the artist to say some things about her work, and then I can evaluate the objects based on what the artist has established.

Tyler Stallings, director of the Sweeney Art Gallery, on proper etiquette for artists during studio visits


The fundamental idea is, 'Do you have enough money at the end of the day to meet basic needs?'

Mindy Marks, associate professor of economics, on efforts to revise a 49-year-old federal poverty threshold formula used to determine eligibility for federal benefits


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