Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

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One of the world's most esteemed and influential psychologists, Roy F. Baumeister, teams with New York Times science writer John Tierney to reveal the secrets of self-control and how to master it.

Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. It shows readers how to be realistic when setting goals, monitor their progress, and how to keep faith when they falter. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seek--from happiness to good health to financial security--we won't reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - petterw - LibraryThing

Despite the somewhat cheeky title, this is a brilliant overview of what willpower and self-control is, what influences our willpower and how can we make changes to reach goals and make results last ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - deldevries - LibraryThing

Solidly grounded in psychology research. Felt a bit like reading for doctoral seminars in my PhD program ... except the book is written in an engaging and easy to read style, not the standard journal article. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Introduction
1
IS WILLPOWER MORE THAN A METAPHOR2
19
WHERE DOES THE POWER IN WILLPOWER
40
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TODO LIST
61
THE QUANTIFIED SELF KNOWS
108
CAN WILLPOWER BE STRENGTHENED? PREFERABLY
124
OUTSMARTING YOURSELF IN THE HEART
142
MARY KARR STOP DRINKING2
167
SELFESTEEM VERSUS
187
THE PERFECT STORM OF DIETING
214
THE FUTURE OF WILLPOWERMORE GAIN
238
Acknowledgments
261
Index
279
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Über den Autor (2012)

ROY F. BAUMEISTER directs the social psychology program at Florida State University. He has written more than 450 scientific publications and consistently ranks among the world's most frequently cited psychologists.

JOHN TIERNEY writes the “Findings” science column for the New York Times. His writing has won awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Physics. This is his third book.

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