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Willpower : why self-control is the secret of success

Author: Roy F Baumeister; John Tierney
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors review the latest research to report key findings on willpower and offer practical advice for increasing it.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy F Baumeister; John Tierney
ISBN: 9781594203077 9780141049489 0141049480 1594203075
OCLC Number: 1023584588
Notes: Is willpower more than a metaphor?. Where does the power in willpower come from?. A brief history of the to-do list, from God to Drew Carey. Decision fatigue. Where have all the dollars gone? The quantified self knows. Can willpower be strengthened? (Preferably without feeling David Blaine's pain). Outsmarting yourself in the heart of darkness. Did a higher power help Eric Clapton and Mary Karr stop drinking?. Raising strong children: self-esteem versus self-control. The perfect storm of dieting. Conclusion : The future of willpower: more gain, less strain (as long as you don't procrastinate).
Description: 291 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Is willpower more than a metaphor?. Where does the power in willpower come from?. A brief history of the to-do list, from God to Drew Carey --
Decision fatigue --
Where have all the dollars gone? --
The quantified self knows --
Can willpower be strengthened? (Preferably without feeling David Blaine's pain). Outsmarting yourself in the heart of darkness --
Did a higher power help Eric Clapton and Mary Karr stop drinking?. Raising strong children: self-esteem versus self-control --
The perfect storm of dieting --
Conclusion : The future of willpower: more gain, less strain (as long as you don't procrastinate).
Responsibility: Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney.

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Reveals the secrets of self-control. This title shows us that willpower is like a muscle that can be strengthened with practice and improved over time. It teaches you how to gain from self-control  Read more...

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