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Course Description

Psychologists have called willpower our greatest human strength.  Our ability to control our attention, emotions, appetites, and behavior greatly influences our health, happiness, financial security, relationships, and aging process.  In this course, we will have opportunity to apply in our own lives the latest insights in psychology, neuroscience, and economics to three faces of willpower: I will, I won’t, and I want.  As we do, we’ll also learn that awareness of the limits of willpower is crucial to our ability to exercise true self-control.  Using The Willpower Instinct written by Kelly McGonigal, PhD as the base for our facilitated discussion, we will learn how to more effectively achieve our goals.  Participants will be expected to read ~25 pages each week before class and will be encouraged to watch TED Talks and YouTube videos at home.   Facilitated Discussion
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