Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength

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Can you resist everything except temptation? In a hedonistic age full of distractions, it's hard to possess willpower - or in fact even understand why we should need it. Yet it's actually the most important factor in achieving success and a happy life, shown to be more significant than money, looks, background or intelligence.

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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

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Über den Autor (2012)

Roy F. Baumeister is the Eppes Eminent Professor of Psychology and head of the social psychology graduate program at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Princeton in 1978 and did a postdoctoral fellowship in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. Baumeister has worked at Case Western Reserve University, as well as the University of Texas, University of Virginia, Max-Planck-Institute, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Baumeister's has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and from the Templeton Foundation. His research spans the areas of self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal rejection and the need to belong, sexuality and gender, aggression, self-esteem, meaning, and self-presentation. He is the author of nearly 400 publications. His books include Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty , The Cultural Animal , Meanings of Life and Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength.

John Tierney is a journalist and author. He writes a science column, Findings, and the TierneyLab blog for the New York Times. In collaboration with novelist Christopher Buckley, Tierney co-wrote the comic novel, God Is My Broker. He also wrote The Best-Case Scenario Handbook, a parody of the popular Worst-Case Scenario Handbook series. Tierney also co-wrote the book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength with psychologist Roy F. Baumeister.

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