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Self-imagination can enhance memory in healthy and memory-impaired individuals

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

There's no question that our ability to remember informs our sense of self. Now research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, provides new evidence that the relationshi...

Pop science book on how willpower works and how you can improve yours

Humor : Boing Boing

The Guardian's Jon Henley reviews Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, a popular science/self-help book by Roy F Baumeister, "eminent American social psychology professor" and NYT science writer John Tierney. It sou...

Envy Depletes Our Willpower

Humor : FuturePundit

When you find yourself in a situation where you feel envy you will have to exercise self control, i.e. willpower. You have a limited supply of self control. We propose that social comparisons with better-off others trigger an impuls...

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Lifestyle / Productivity : Lifehacker

It's easy to set goals, but the chasm between saying you're going to do something and exercising the willpower and self control required to actually follow through can be enormous. Psychology Today recommends setting a mental budget...

New research challenges the idea that willpower is a "limited resource"

Academics / Psychology : BPS Research

A popular psychological theory says that your willpower isa "limited resource" like the fuel in your car, but is it wrong? When we use willpower to concentrate or to resist temptation, does it leave us depleted so that we have less ...


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