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Why Is Self-Control So Hard?

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

Why Is Self-Control So Hard?

Taught by Professor Mark Leary | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Turn now to a puzzling human behavior with important ramifications for everyday life: the difficulty of practicing self-control. In this intriguing lecture, examine the dual-motive conflict at the heart of self-control failures; explore research-tested ways to resist temptation; and investigate the topic of self-control strength, commonly known as willpower.


October 6, 2016