The mysterious story of self- control
McLaren, Ian P.L.
University of Exeter
Are you interested in learning how you can train your brain to control your impulses and urges? Everyday life is full of temptations, and we need good self-control to resist them. But every now and then, our self-control fails and we can no longer suppress our urges; we take risks we shouldn’t take, or make impulsive decisions that we later regret. We will tell you the mysterious story of self-control. We study how the human mind controls behaviour, introduces people to the mechanisms involved in resisting temptations. In addition, we explore how self-control may be strengthened via novel training tasks.
ESRC, ERC, BBSRC, Welcome Trust Seed Corn Funding
A brochure originally designed for an event as part of the ESRC Social Science Festival.