How self-discipline works

Asian News International:

Researchers believe that gaining a clearer understanding of how self-control works could provide critical insights into addressing some of the large-scale problems facing society today including obesity and addiction.

Converging scientific evidence tells us that self-control is an important ability. It helps us keep our cool, get things done, and resist the things that tempt us.

Numerous studies have found evidence for the idea of self-control as a limited resource, but emerging research suggests that this model may not tell the whole story.

In a new study, researchers have explored the various mechanisms – metabolic, cognitive, motivational, affective – thought to underlie self-control.

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