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    The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It (Paperback) By (author) Kelly McGonigal

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    DescriptionThe first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. `The Willpower Instinct` is based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course `The Science of Willpower.` 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, why it matters, and how to get more of it. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. Too much self-control can be bad for your health. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious. `The Willpower Instinct` combines life-changing prescriptive, advice, and complementary exercises to help readers tackle goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

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    The Willpower Instinct
    How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kelly McGonigal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9781583335086
    ISBN 10: 1583335080

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: VSC, JM
    LC classification: HD
    B&T General Subject: 725
    Ingram Subject Code: HE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24870
    Libri: I-HE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 30
    DC22: 153.8
    B&T Approval Code: A11700000
    DC21: 153.8
    BIC subject category V2: VSPM
    B&T Approval Code: A37384000
    BISAC V2.8: SEL035000, PSY003000
    Abridged Dewey: 304
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000, SEL021000
    Edition statement
    Avery Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Avery Publishing Group
    Publication date
    31 December 2013
    Author Information
    Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. is an award-winning psychology instructor at Stanford University, as well as a health educator for the School of Medicine's Health Improvement Program. She is also the author of `Psychology Today``'s Science of Willpower` blog and lives in Palo Alto.
    Review quote
    `If you want action, not theory, The Willpower Instinct is the solution for the chronically slothful.` --`USA Today` `This book has tremendous value for anyone interested in learning how to achieve their goals more effectively.` --Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., author of `Brain Lock ` `What a liberating book! . . . Stronger willpower--based on inspiring facts, not oppressive nonsense--is finally within everyone's reach.` --Geoff Colvin, author of `Talent Is Overrated ` `Refreshingly easy to read and peppered with stories of people who have successfully used its methods, `The Willpower Instinct` is a new kind of self-help book. Using science to help explain the `why` and strategies for the `how,` McGonigal has created a book that will appeal to those who want to lose a few pounds as well as those who are eager to understand why they just cannot seem to get through their to-do list. A must-read for anyone who wants to change how they live in both small and big ways.` - `Bookpage ` `A fun and readable survey of the field, bringing willpower wisdom out of the labs.` - `TIME ` ``The Willpower Instinct `combines the braininess of a Malcolm Gladwell bestseller with the actual helpfulness of an Idiots' Guide to not being lazy. If you are trying to lose weight, train for an athletic event, become more successful at work, rid yourself of toxic habits...heck, if you're HUMAN, you need to read this book.` - `Library Thing `