TED Talks: Kelly McGonigal – The Science Of Willpower

TED Talks

Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal will describe the biggest myths of willpower and how rethinking self-control can help you reach your goals and make difficult changes.

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a psychology lecturer at Stanford University and the author of several books, including The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It and The Neuroscience of Change: A Compassion-Based Guide to Personal Transformation. She is also a program developer for the
Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and consultant to industries ranging from healthcare and technology to education and the non-profit sector.