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Why Self-Control is the Secret of Success

By Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney
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Willpower: Why Self-Control is the Secret of Success by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney

Willpower brings the concept of self-control back into mainstream discussions on achievement. It takes contemporary scientific studies and breaks them down, demonstrating that, despite the previously held views of many experts, willpower can indeed be harnessed and strengthened to make the changes in your life you’ve always wanted to make.

  • Anyone interested in behavioral science
  • Anyone whose fickleness gets in the way of their success
  • Anyone interested in how the brain works

Roy F. Baumeister, PhD, is a prolific and world-renowned psychologist who has written 450 scientific publications and 28 books. He is currently Francis Eppes Professor of Psychology at Florida State University.

John Tierney is a science columnist for the New York Times who has been honored with awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Physics.

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