43. Willpower With Dr. Kelly McGonigal

Curious About The Science Of Willpower And Behavior Change?

Want To Learn How To Train Your Brain To Have More Self-Control?

Check Out This Interview With Author And Willpower Researcher Dr. Kelly McGonigal!

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In this episode Debbie shares an interview she completed for the New Books Network with Dr. Kelly McGonigal. Dr. McGonigal discusses her book The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It. An expert on the science and practice of behavior change, Dr. McGonigal offers listeners some helpful ideas from her book, such as types of willpower, the role of awareness, "moral licensing," and social influences on behavior patterns. 

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. As a pioneer in the field of "science-help," her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities. She is the author of several books, including the international bestseller The Willpower Instinct and her latest book the The Upside of Stress. Her 2013 TED talk, How to Make Stress Your Friend, is one of the 20 Most Viewed TED talks of all time, with 10 million views. Through the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism, she co-authored the Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training and studies how social connection can promote health, happiness, and resilience.

Resources:

The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Dr. Kelly McGonigal

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