SYSK Selects: How Willpower Works

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You use it every day to overcome your lower self (which wants you to eat cake until your vision blurs) in pursuit of the goals of your higher self (which wants you to not develop Type-II diabetes). Yet it was only in the 1990s that researchers began to understand what makes our willpower and how it behaves.

If you dig the topic, read "How Willpower Works."

Topics in this Podcast: willpower, self-control