The Marshmallow Test

Understanding Self-control and How To Master It

Author: Walter Mischel

Publisher: Random House


Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 539

WATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behaviour later in life? 'A book that can show you how to change your behaviour . . . explores human nature, neuroscience and genetics, enlivened by a sprinkling of anecdotes' Evening Standard 'A genial, optimistic book and a rather soothing read' The Sunday Times 'A brilliant book' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow Walter Mischel’s now iconic 'marshmallow test,' one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology, proved that the ability to delay gratification is critical to living a successful and fulfilling life: self-control not only predicts higher marks in school, better social and cognitive functioning, and a greater sense of self-worth; it also helps us manage stress, pursue goals more effectively, and cope with painful emotions. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught? In his groundbreaking new book, Dr. Mischel draws on decades of compelling research and life examples to explore the nature of willpower, identifying the cognitive skills and mental mechanisms that enable it and showing how these can be applied to challenges in everyday life--from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way we think about who we are and what we can be. And since, as Mischel argues, a life with too much self-control can be as unfulfilling as one with too little, this book will also teach you when it’s time to ring the bell and enjoy that marshmallow.

Work Stronger

Habits for More Energy, Less Stress, and Higher Performance at Work

Author: Pete Leibman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 338

As author and high performance coach Pete Leibman demonstrates in this eye-opening book, stronger hours (not longer hours) are the key to feeling and performing your best over the long term. Work Stronger provides a step-by-step, science-based approach for increasing your energy, decreasing your stress, and taking your performance to a higher level. This book also features practical tips and powerful insights from private interviews that Leibman conducted with more than twenty-five prominent leaders. The group includes Chip Bergh, the president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., Dick Costolo, the former CEO of Twitter, and Janine Allis, an investor on Shark Tank. You’ll learn how to form stronger habits in four key areas (nutrition, exercise, focus, and renewal) that are highly correlated with greater health, well-being, and performance. You can also get a free assessment of your current habits, and you can download a free copy of The Work Stronger Workbook at

Self-Control in Animals and People

Author: Michael Beran

Publisher: Academic Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 332

View: 468

Self-Control in Animals and People takes an interdisciplinary look at what self-control is, how it works, and whether humans are alone as a species in their ability to demonstrate self-control. The book outlines historical and recent empirical approaches to understanding when self-control succeeds and fails, and which species may share with humans the ability to anticipate better future outcomes. It also provides readers with in-depth explorations of whether various species can delay gratification, the ways in which people and animals exhibit other forms of self-control, what influences the capacity and expression of self-control, and much more. In addition to its comprehensive coverage of self-control research, the book also describes self-control assessment tests that can be used with young children, adults, and a wide variety of nonhuman species, with the goal of making fair and clear comparisons among the groups. This combination makes Self-Control in Animals and People a valuable resource for cognitive, developmental, and clinical psychologists, philosophers, academic students and researchers in psychology and the social sciences, and animal behaviorists. Provides a comprehensive perspective of the evolutionary emergence of self-control across species Explores different "kinds" of self-control and their links to one another, and whether self-control can be improved or strengthened Offers insight on mental time travel (chronesthesia) and how it relates to self-control Demonstrates how to develop self-control tests for human and nonhuman animals, and how to make fair and clear comparisons among those groups

Good Money: Understand your choices. Boost your financial wellbeing.

20 thought-provoking lessons

Author: Nathalie Spencer

Publisher: White Lion Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 774

Using a unique, visual approach, Nathalie Spencer uncovers the science behind how we think about, use and manage money to guide you to a wiser and more enjoyable relationship with your finances. From examining how cashless transactions affect our spending and decoding the principles of why a bargain draws you in, through to exposing what it really means to be an effective forecaster, Good Money reveals how you can be motivated to be better with money and provides you with essential tools to boost your financial well-being. At BUILD+BECOME we believe in building knowledge that helps you navigate your world. Our books help you make sense of the changing world around you by taking you from concept to real-life application through 20 accessible lessons designed to make you think. Create your library of knowledge. Find out about other BUILD+BECOME titles at the BUILD+BECOME Amazon store, and follow us at @buildbecome

Coaching the Brain

Practical Applications of Neuroscience to Coaching

Author: Joseph O'Connor

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Psychology

Page: 210

View: 188

Everything we do, and sense, happens through our brain. In Coaching the Brain: Practical Applications of Neuroscience to Coaching, highly experienced coaches Joseph O’Connor and Andrea Lages ask and answer the question: ‘How can we use our knowledge of the brain to help ourselves and others to learn, change, and develop?’. This book will show you how to apply insights from the latest neuroscience research in a practical way, in the fields of personal development, coaching and cognitive therapy. Accessible and practical, it begins with an overview of how the brain works along with an explanation of how our brain changes due to our actions and thoughts, illuminating how these habits can be changed through neuroplasticity. Understanding the neuroscience of goals and mental models helps us to work with and change them, and clarity about emotions and the emotional basis of values can help achieve happiness. Most importantly, neuroscience illuminates how we learn, as well as the power of expectations. The book also explores the key lessons we can take from neuroscience for high performance and leadership. Eminently accessible, this book gives you new tools to help yourself and others create better futures. As a whole, the book will provide you with a new respect for the depth and complexity of your thinking and emotions. Coaching the Brain: Practical Applications of Neuroscience to Coaching, with its clarity and practical application, will be essential reading for coaches in practice and in training, as well as leaders, coach supervisors and HR and L&D professionals, and will be a key text for academics and students of coaching and coaching psychology.

Self Discipline Mastery

7 Effective Strategies to Overcome Negativity, Conquer Temptations, Build Willpower Muscles, and Finish What You Start

Author: Nicholas Mayor



Category: Business & Economics

Page: 98

View: 833

Conquer Instant Gratification, Beat Procrastination and Laziness, Become Highly Self Disciplined and Start Getting Things Done. Why is self discipline so rare? And why do most people have tough time developing self disciplined? If you often ponder upon questions like above and sincerely looking for effective ways to discipline yourself so you can achieve your goals sooner, then you have already taken the first right step towards that. Keep going and once you have read till the end of this page, you'll be convinced that the answers you are looking for are hidden in this short guide called SELF DISCIPLINE MASTERY Self Discipline Mastery is a step by step guide and your self-discipline blueprint to help you become a highly disciplined performer and achiever. This book is a no-fluff tool box that will serve you with the easy to implement and right strategies to resist temptation, boost self control and develop Navy SEAL mental toughness so you stay focused and determined toward what matters most to you. Here is a quick snapshot of what you'll find in this short but effective guide You'll learn the power of delaying instant gratification and how succeeding in marshmallow test became the strong determinant of the success of kids in future. You'll understand why self discipline doesn't need to be boring; why it doesn't have to be drained off emotions, you'll finally tap the power of neuropsychology of self discipline You will learn 12 solid reasons why most people fail in learning self discipline that other self control books won't tell you and how to FINALLY overcome them. 7 Effective Techniques on how to self discipline and start getting your things done. Learn how you can minimize distractions and overcome temptations You'll discover why and how you should have a plan of action, decide and then commit fully to building self discipline. Master effective ways to flex your willpower muscles through mental toughness training exercises and develop Navy Seals mental toughness. Understand how the power of belief can improve your self discipline You'll not merely understand at surface level, rather you'll experience at the sub-conscious level how discipline equals freedom (REALLY) And much much more. Whether you want to discipline your children, or achieve your goals through disciplined entrepreneurship, become a focussed student or high-performer employee, you'll be learning self discipline to the core in this blueprint. If you have been in search of best self discipline books in your quest to become self disciplined, Self Discipline Mastery is for you. You'll find this book to be different from other books on self discipline as it goes to the root of problem, but without bombarding the reader with complicated science or theory elaborates step by step and easy to follow exercises to boost discipline. If you are sincere to conquer temptations, control impulses, and boost willpower, you'll find all the tools necessary in Self Discipline Mastery. Take the next right step! Go to the Top of The Page and Grab Your Toolbox to Master Self Discipline Now

The Gifted Adult

A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius

Author: Mary-Elaine Jacobsen



Category: Psychology

Page: 399

View: 181

Challenging current thinking about intelligence, a psychologist who specializes in working with gifted adults explains how readers can make the most of their intellectual gifts, by overcoming such problems as low self-esteem, self-sabotage, relationship difficulties, and more. Originally titled: Liberating Everyday Genius. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.


Skills and Application with PowerWeb

Author: Leslie W. Rue

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin


Category: Business & Economics


View: 826

Rue and Byars' MANAGEMENT, 10th Edition, is a short, value-priced paperback offering for principles of management. It continues its tradition of presenting principles of management in a very straightforward and accessible manner, focusing on the skills that are needed to become a successful manager.

The Human Odyssey

Life-Span Development

Author: Paul S. Kaplan

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Psychology

Page: 603

View: 509

With a unique balance and depth of coverage across all age groups, this book examines the physical and intellectual changes humans undergo from conception through death. Kaplan builds on basic themes of life-span development, allowing readers to examine the entire human life experience, whereas many life-span books are weighted in childhood and adolescence. And by putting the experiences into context--such as the family, school and community, and culture--the author is able to include a level of applied information that consistently captures student interest