Willpower talk by Roy F Baumeister

  • willpower is a depletable resource, but like a muscle it can be trained over time
  • decision-making, taking action –> also take away willpower
  • when willpower is exerted over a task (e.g. not eating chocolate chip cookies), self-control on a second non-related task (e.g. solving a hard puzzle) would wane
  • new year’s resolutions: if you have four resolutions, do them in sequence and not simultaneously
  • neuroscience: prefrontal cortex
  • biology: uses glucose
  • when sick, immune system uses more glucose –> poorer self-control
  • PMS: not having enough glucose, less self-control

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