The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

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Avery Publishing Group, 2011 - 275 עמודים

The first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity.

After years of watching her students struggling with their choices, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., realized that much of what people believe about willpower is actually sabotaging their success. Committed to sharing what the scientific community already knew about self-control, McGonigal created a course called "The Science of Willpower" for Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program. The course was an instant hit and spawned the hugely successful Psychology Today blog with the same name.

Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, McGonigal's book explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. Readers will learn:

  • Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep.
  • People who have better control of their attention, emotions, and actions are healthier, happier, have more satisfying relationships, and make more money.
  • Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health.
  • Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, and that the brain can be trained for greater willpower.

    In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from a healthier life to more patient parenting, from greater productivity at work to finally finishing the basement.

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ביקורת משתמש  - Kassilem - LibraryThing

This book was a nice one to read after the last book my family club read, The Power of Habit. In the other one you learned the benefits, traps and how’s of habits. Here you learn how to keep that new ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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ביקורת משתמש  - jaden - LibraryThing

One of the most useful lessons is that willpower is like a muscle and can get worn out. This has changed my entire perspective when planning how to get things done, especially when I know they'll take ... קרא סקירה מלאה

מידע על המחבר (2011)

Kelly McGonigal, PH.D., is an award-winning psychology instructor at Stanford University, as well as a health educator for the School of Medicine's Health Improvement Program. She is also the author of Psychology Today's "Science of Willpower" blog and lives in Palo Alto, California.

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