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Self-control as a psychological science

Edited by Jill Wright,

You've probably never thought of will power as a muscle, but according to psychologists researching the science of self-control, it is a highly appropriate analogy: like muscles, will power can be exhausted by over-use, but exercising it frequently can make it stronger and more resilient.

We came across a fascinating study of the psychology of will power - or...