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Stress Good Habits

The Two-Faced Nature Of Stress

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

The effects of stress on willpower are a staple of romantic comedies. A character goes through a difficult romantic breakup, and in the next scene, she is sitting on the couch smeared in ice cream with empty wrappers strewn on the couch. Because these breakdowns of willpower are so clear when they happen, you might think that stressful situations bring out your worst behavior.