- Eye Opening
Obesity. Unemployment. Poverty. People easily dismiss these social problems as failures of individuals with a lack of willpower. Columbia University psychiatrist Carl Erik Fisher warns against such oversimplification. Self-control relies on many factors in the brain, and people, he urges, need to stop overstating the importance of willpower. Follow Fisher’s intriguing history and convincing takedown of the pervasive, inaccurate and possibly toxic cultural concept. getAbstract suggests this piece to anyone who is at times struggling with being disciplined.
About the Author
Carl Erik Fisher is an addiction psychiatrist and Columbia University assistant professor of clinical psychiatry.
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