New book by Kelly McGonigal explores self-control

Stanford University psychologist and "Heart & Mind" blogger Kelly McGonigal has a new book coming out: The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It.

Based on McGonigal’s wildly popular course at Stanford, The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity.

Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

The book’s official release date is December 29th. The book will be available in hardcover and Kindle editions. Click here to pre-order the book.