|aWillpower :|brediscovering the greatest human strength /|cRoy F. Baumeister and John Tierney.
|aNew York :|bPenguin Books,|cc2012.
|a291 pages ;|c25 cm
|aOriginally published in the United States of America by The Penguin Press, a member of the Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2011.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 263-278) and index.
|aIntroduction -- 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.
|aThe authors review the latest research to report key findings on willpower and offer practical advice for increasing it.
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 on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. It shows readers how to be realistic when setting goals, monitor their progress, and how to keep faith when they falter. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seek��rom happiness to good health to financial security��e won�� reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control.