Exploring the Mechanisms of Self-Control Improvement

  title={Exploring the Mechanisms of Self-Control Improvement},
  author={Michael Inzlicht and Lisa Legault and Rimma Teper},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={302 - 307}
Good self-control is central to success across life domains, from school to work to relationships. In this article, we provide a framework to better understand how self-control can be improved. Using cybernetic principles, we identify and integrate important mechanisms for self-control improvement that have previously been overlooked. The cybernetic model suggests that control relies on three separate processes: setting goals, monitoring when behavior diverges from goals, and implementing… 

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