About: Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity.
About: After years of watching her students struggling with their choices health psychologist McGonigal 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 she created a course called The Science of Willpower which was an instant hit for Stanford University As a health psychologist Kelly McGonigal s job is to help people manage stress and make positive changes in their lives After years of watching her students struggling to control their choices McGonigal realized that much of what people believe about willpower is actually sabotaging their success For example seeing willpower as a virtue can derail our best intentioned goals Instead McGonigal urges her students to understand the biological functions mental traps and social factors that influence our self control Drawing from the newest insights in disciplines such as psychology neuroscience and economics McGonigal created a course for Stanford s Continuing Studies program called The Science of Willpower which participants describe as life changing This course is the foundation of The Willpower Instinct which provides a clear framework for what willpower really is how it works and why it matters Our ability to control our attention emotions appetites and behavior not only greatly influences our health financial security relationships and professional success it is also trainable The Willpower Instinct provides a step by step program for identifying goals strengthening self control and making lifelong changes whether it s weight loss financial health stress reduction conquering procrastination being a better parent or finding your focus Book jacket Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal s wildly popular course The Science of Willpower The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self control and how it can b
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