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    The Pernicious Myth of Willpower

    It turns out “willpower” is not a valid psychological construct.
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    New Year’s Resolutions and the Science of Willpower

    The “marshmallow experiment” has become a famous way to measure the self-control of children. (This is a version of the test made for entertainment, not research, purposes.)Every year since 1988, my friend Lou and I have picked a New Year’s resolution together. We meticulously keep to each promise for exactly one year. The 2014 resolution […]