Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Date

September 13, 2011

Speaker

John Tierney and Roy Baumeister

Overview

Leading social psychologist and scientist Roy F. Baumeister’s latest research reveals that the average person spends four hours of their day battling temptation. While self-control is biologically rooted, we have the capacity to manipulate our nature. Willpower works like a muscle that can be strengthened with practice, and fatigued with overuse. Combining the best of modern social science with practical wisdom, Baumeister and Tierney revolutionize our understanding of self-control.

Speakers

John Tierney and Roy Baumeister

John Tierney writes the Findings science column for the New York Times. His science writing has won awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Physics. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs.

Roy F. Baumeister is one of the world’s most prolific and influential psychologists. In 2003, he was listed by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the most heavily cited psychologists in the world. This year he will receive the Jack Block Award for Distinguished Contributions to Personality Psychology. Willpower is his 28th book.