Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Should have posted this long ago (when I first was made aware of the study), but it's one of my favorites. The following quote sums it up:
The researchers manipulated belief in unlimited willpower in their subjects (that is, they suggested to some that it is limited, and others that it is unlimited); those who believed that it is unlimited went on to demonstrate more self-control.
Article about the finding here.