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Willpower Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

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ISBN-10: 0143122231

ISBN-13: 9780143122234

Edition: 2012

Authors: Roy F. Baumeister, John Tierney

List price: $18.00
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In Willpower, 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 for how to focus our strength and redirect our lives.In what became one of the most cited papers in social science literature, Baumeister discovered that willpower in fact has a physical basis and operates like a muscle: it can be strengthened with practice and fatigued by overuse. Willpower is fueled by glucose, and it can be bolstered simply by replenishing the brain’s store of fuel. That’s…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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,…    

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.

Introduction
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)
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index