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The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It Hardcover – 29 Dec 2011

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Unknown 4 (29 Dec. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583334386
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583334386
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 416,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book has tremendous value for anyone interested in learning how to achieve their goals more effectively. McGonigal clearly breaks down a large body of relevant scientific research and its applications, and shows that awareness of the limits of willpower is crucial to our ability to exercise true self control."
-Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., co-author of "You Are Not Your Brain" and author of bestselling "Brain Lock"
-Geoff Colvin, author of "Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else"

This book has tremendous value for anyone interested in learning how to achieve their goals more effectively. McGonigal clearly breaks down a large body of relevant scientific research and its applications, and shows that awareness of the limits of willpower is crucial to our ability to exercise true self control. -Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., co-author of "You Are Not Your Brain" and author of bestselling "Brain Lock"

"What a liberating book! Kelly McGonigal explains the scientific reality of willpower, exploding the myths that most of us believe. Stronger willpower-based on inspiring facts, not oppressive nonsense-is finally within everyone's reach." -Geoff Colvin, author of "Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else"

"What a liberating book! McGonigal explains the scientific reality of willpower, exploding the myths most of us believe. Stronger willpower--based on inspiring facts, not oppressive nonsense--is finally within everyone's reach."
--Geoff Colvin, author of Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else
"The Willpower Instinct is a new kind of self-help book. Using science to explain the why and strategies for the how, McGonigal has created a must-read for anyone who wants to change how they live in both small and big ways."
--Book Page
"Each chapter could stand on its own as something helpful, but taken as a whole, this book could be downright life-altering. If you are trying to lose weight, become more successful at work, rid yourself of toxic habits...heck, if you're HUMAN, you need to read this book."
--Library Thing
"This book has tremendous value for anyone interested in learning how to achieve their goals more effectively. McGonigal clearly breaks down a large body of relevant scientific research and its applications, and shows that awareness of the limits of willpower is crucial to our ability to exercise true self control."
--Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., co-author of You Are Not Your Brain and author of bestselling Brain Lock
" **** out of four."
--USA Today Book Review
"A fun and readable survey of the field, bringing willpower wisdom out of the labs."
--TIME magazine

-What a liberating book! McGonigal explains the scientific reality of willpower, exploding the myths most of us believe. Stronger willpower--based on inspiring facts, not oppressive nonsense--is finally within everyone's reach.-
--Geoff Colvin, author of Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else
-The Willpower Instinct is a new kind of self-help book. Using science to explain the why and strategies for the how, McGonigal has created a must-read for anyone who wants to change how they live in both small and big ways.-
--Book Page
-Each chapter could stand on its own as something helpful, but taken as a whole, this book could be downright life-altering. If you are trying to lose weight, become more successful at work, rid yourself of toxic habits...heck, if you're HUMAN, you need to read this book.-
--Library Thing
-This book has tremendous value for anyone interested in learning how to achieve their goals more effectively. McGonigal clearly breaks down a large body of relevant scientific research and its applications, and shows that awareness of the limits of willpower is crucial to our ability to exercise true self control.-
--Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., co-author of You Are Not Your Brain and author of bestselling Brain Lock
- **** out of four.-
--USA Today Book Review
-A fun and readable survey of the field, bringing willpower wisdom out of the labs.-
--TIME magazine

About the Author

Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., is an award-winning psychology instructor at Stanford University, and a lecturer and program developer at the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She is also the author of Psychology Today's Science of Willpower blog and lives in Palo Alto, California.



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