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The problem with self-control...

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Martha Susanna

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self-discipline, delay of gratification, self-regulation, impulse control...

Depending on who's talking!

In context
“Self-control is the capacity for altering one’s own responses, especially to bring them into line with standards such as ideals, values, morals, and social expectations, and to support the attainment of long-term goals.”

Baumeister, Vohs, and Tice (2007)
Who has low
Immediate effects of low self-control, and how these link to adult life
What does it look like in learners?
What is low
Who does low
self-control affect?
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