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Self Control Research

Self-Control Is a Non-Renewable Resource

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

If you're gung ho on quitting cold turkey, make sure you've got plenty of gas in the tank (and can keep filling it up). Common signs of an empty tank are summed up in the acronym HALT (Hungry Angry Lonely Tired). Also, if going cold turkey has failed you before, or if it sounds particularly painful, try other methods.

STUDY: Facebook Use Affects BMI And Credit Card Debt

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 03.20.2013 | Women

Social commentators have issued warning after warning that social media use can be detrimental to self-esteem. A recent paper out of the University o...

Self-Discipline Isn't Unlimited, But It Can Be Replenished

Kripalu | Posted 03.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Ever wonder why it's easy to call forth self-discipline one moment, but difficult in another? Several years ago, researcher Dr. Roy Baumeister, a professor of psychology at the University of Florida, pondered the same question.

Is Self-Control Overrated? (And Will It Help You Keep Those New Year's Resolutions?)

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

With a large volume of research showing that self-control is a limited resource -- one that can be depleted as quickly as the money in your bank account -- is it worth the effort it takes to achieve self-mastery?