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Power of motivation

Motivation is a very complex construct that everyone strives for. What I’ve learned is that there are three things that are important in motivation. The first one is to have a concrete… 293 more words

What is Evil?

Whenever I hear or see any disturbing news I am overwhelmed with questions. How could someone do this? How could anyone let this happen? Baron-Cohen (2011) highlights the fact that these questions are often simply explained by stating they are caused by some evil. 1,031 more words

The Psychology Of Evil

Ego depletion

Ego depletion refers to the idea that self-control or willpower draw upon a limited pool of mental resources that can be used up.[1] When the energy for mental activity is low, self-control is typically impaired, which would be considered a state of ego depletion. 1,249 more words


How sweet it isn't

At first, it seems like a good idea — even a virtuous one — to allow them into your home. But then the regrets begin. You start doing things that you told yourself you wouldn’t do. 500 more words

Personal Reflection

Hold The Chocolate Chip Cookies

The theory and principle behind ‘Ego Depletion’ has been with us quite a long time (close to 20 years). It’s been incredibly powerful and influential, shaping theories related to effective handling of procrastination, losing weight, motivating employees in the workplace, point of sale techniques to get people to buy, classroom management with young children and many other important ideas. 207 more words



Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear. –┬áDan Millman…

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Roy Baumeister: Ego Depletion

Roy Baumeister is one of the most widely cited psychologists. His research interests are broad and range across much of social psychology, leading him to be able to take a multi-disciplinary and synthesising approach to understanding large and important psychological questions. 934 more words

Management Thinkers