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April 3 notes - Habits(good bad self-regulation and...

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1. Self-regulation: volitional control over our behavior to achieve desired goals 1. Ie: not eating the plate of cookies that is placed in front of us, studying for an exam instead of going out 2. Self-regulation can be thought of as a skill or as a resource 1. Something that can be developed 2. Our last 2 lectures have focused on how our mental focus is linked to happiness 1. CBT: challenging and changing distorted thoughts that lead to unhappiness 2. Mindfulness: becoming aware of our thoughts and developing mental stillness and concentration 3. Self-regulation skills develop early in life and matter 1. Mischel Marshmallow Study 1. 4 year olds came into lab 2. Tempted with a single marshmallow, but if they waited while the researcher left briefly on an errand to eat it, can have 2! 3. Some kids were able to wait a long time, others couldn’t resist and gave into temptation quickly 4. *12-14 years later: 1. Test predicted adolescent adjustment and self-regulatory ability 4. Self-regulation can be depleted, but also strengthened 1. Baumeister Cookie Study 1. Some participants tempted with a plate of freshly baked cookies, but were given radishes
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