The Pernicious Myth of Willpower
It turns out “willpower” is not a valid psychological construct.
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 […]