Join an expert in self-control research for six engaging and inspirational lessons that shatter the myths about willpower and replace them with verifiable science that can make the seemingly unattainable finally possible. Packed with eye-opening studies, experiments, and exercises to strengthen your self-control when dealing with money, fitness, personal relationships, and more, this course will have you wondering why you ever doubted yourself.
Whether you're looking for new ways to resist temptation, make a strong first impression, or better control your emotions, this is your guide to understanding—and mastering—what is a frequently misunderstood subject. In clear language, your award-winning professor introduces you to the general theories behind self-control: what it is, how it works, and how you can take steps to improve it.
Among the topics you'll investigate:
Alongside groundbreaking scientific findings and research, you'll get personal exercises, activities, and thought experiments you can use to practice strengthening your self-control skills to meet whatever specific goals you want to achieve.
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This one starts out alright but there are a LOT of things that one can find wrong with the experiments spoken about later on. This is only 3hrs but it's worth even less, about 45min. Instead, skip this truncated summation of psychological experiments and suggestions to do illogical things for training purposes and go straight to "The Willpower Instinct" which contains descriptions of all the best psychological studies AND realistic ways of both understanding and improving upon your willpower.
Every book is worth considering. It's the kind of consideration on what to do with the book that differs.
If you're looking for a self-help course for self-control, this is not it. This is a course that looks at and analyzes scientific studies to understand the variables regarding self control in various individuals, both internally and externally. A good overview if you are already familiar with the experiments, which can also be an introduction for you to look deeper.
If anything, it could have been longer and give each experiment more time.
Disappointed pretty much across the board. Wanted to like it and actually renewed by Platinum membership for the 2sd time in 2013 and this was the first book i pulled down.
Content was nothing that anyone interesting in area would not already have know or found out from reading an old Psychology Today in the dentist office.
Their may have been a table of contents but I didn't feel like it reflected a clear model.
Still quite angry I spend a credit on this and had to give up 2/3 way into the lecture and I not doing a good job but just so don't want to invest any more time ..
Just listen to a sample first...
btw - unless I mistaken Mr Rogers uses the phrase "most easiest" somewhere in 2sd or 3rd chapter...
better suggestions welcomed.
Dumbed down delivery on top of simplistic content
Felt like he was talking to remedial Freshman class ...
Waited two days to write and while I sure Prof DeWall is nice guy and many love him as a professor considering the intro but still hate I wasted so much time before giving up.
I bought six titles from The Great Courses lectures and just wanted to say what an excellent idea this is.
Non-fiction books, even on an interesting topic, can sometimes be boring, repetitive and overly long. But in lecture form I've found them incredibly engaging. I really have a sense of what it would be like attend a lecture in an auditorium.
This is my first title and I'm really enjoying it.
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