Self-control is about a conflict between short-term pleasures and long-term goals. Get tips on how to overcome these conflicts in this psychology lesson!
Research has shown that people tend to overestimate how good they are at controlling temptation. In this preliminary psychology lesson, discuss setting goals.
The key to success in self-control is making a plan. By specifying when and how you'll take action, you'll find that you make better progress toward your goals.
When meeting your personal goals, setting implementation intentions is important for success, but requires a careful, step-by-step psychology approach.
Pre-commitment is a way to ensure self-control by preventing self-control conflicts in the first place. Start by identifying temptations, and avoiding them!
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