Essay Self Control Is Not Just A Puritanical Virtue

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Roy F. Baumeister (Apr 2015), stated: “ Self-control is not just a puritanical virtue. It is a key psychological trait that breeds success at work and play, and in overcoming life’s hardships”. Published by Scientific American, Apr 2015, Vol 312, Issue 4 Author Roy F. Baumeister is a Francis Eppes Professor of Psychology at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He is a social psychologist who is known for his work on the self, social rejection, belongingness, sexuality and sex differences, self-control, self-esteem, self-defeating behaviors, motivation, aggression, consciousness, and free will. He is a fellow of both the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Association for Psychological Science. Baumeister was named an ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) highly cited researcher in 2003 and 2014. Baumeister has conducted research on the self, including various concepts related to how people perceive, act, and relate to themselves. He also researched self-regulation. He coined the term Ego depletion to describe the evidence that humans ' ability to self-regulate is limited, and after using it there is less ability (or energy) to self-regulate. In his article “Conquer yourself, conquer the world” which published by Scientific American on April 2015, he discussed the importance of self-control. Self-control is different than self-esteem. According to Baumeister’s experiments on self-control, his finding indicated that “self-control,…

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