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Failure and Self Control

Self-Control: Helpful Or Harmful?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

We automatically think of willpower as a resource we use to help us do the things we know we should do -- the things that are good for us. Why, then, would anyone ever exert willpower in order to do something that isn't good for them?