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Willpower Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

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ISBN-10: 1594203075

ISBN-13: 9781594203077

Edition: 2011

Authors: Roy F. Baumeister, John Tierney

List price: $27.95
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One of the world's most esteemed and influential psychologists, Roy F. Baumeister, teams with New York Timesscience writer John Tierney to reveal the secrets of self-control and how to master it. In Willpower, the pioneering researcher Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with renowned New York Timesscience writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. In what became one of the most cited papers in social science literature, Baumeister discovered that willpower actually 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…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
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.