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Research » Self-Control: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Research » Self-Control: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. | Moral Development | Scoop.it

"In his latest research Roy F. Baumeister has discovered surprising ways to improve willpower, including sipping lemonade."

 

We all have it.  We all exercise it.  According to this article, Self-control is your decision-making muscle  that tires from use.  So how can we get stronger?  How can we make better choices?  Sometimes success is as simple as common sense - If you don't want to fail, stay away from situations where you have to exert self-control - avoid temptation.   Sometimes success is a little strange - Have a glass of something sweet to power-up your willpower.

 

Could powering-up your decision-making and willpower be as simple as putting yourself in better company, better situations, and better environments?

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Research » Sapolsky: Everyone can do the right thing

Research » Sapolsky: Everyone can do the right thing | Moral Development | Scoop.it

"In a 2010 report in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Harvard psychologists Joshua Greene and Joseph Paxton asked a great question: When people are confronted with the opportunity to lie, what differs in the brains of people who succumb to the temptation and those who don’t?" ... "Greene and Paxton present two differing views in moral philosophy about honesty: Is honesty an act of will; does it require a person working hard to refrain from doing the wrong thing?"

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