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    The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It (Your Coach in a Box) (CD-Audio) By (author) Kelly McGonigal, Read by Walter Dixon

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    DescriptionBased on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," "The Willpower Instinct" is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, "The Willpower Instinct" explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, listeners will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep.Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health.Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower.Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control.Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control.Willpower failures are contagious--you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends--but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, "The Willpower Instinct" combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help listeners with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.


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    Title
    The Willpower Instinct
    Subtitle
    How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kelly McGonigal, Read by Walter Dixon
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 8
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 145 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781469000435
    ISBN 10: 1469000431
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 725
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54810
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 30
    DC22: 153.8
    DC21: 153.8
    BIC subject category V2: VSPM
    Ingram Subject Code: JS
    Libri: I-JS
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000, SEL021000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BF632 .M363 2012B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Gildan Media Corporation
    Imprint name
    Gildan Media Corporation
    Publication date
    18 December 2012
    Author Information
    Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and a leading expert on the mind-body relationship. She teaches for the School of Medicine's Health Improvement Program and is a senior teacher/consultant for the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She has received a number of teaching awards for her undergraduate psychology courses, including Stanford University's highest teaching honor, the Walter J. Gores award.