Self-Control Psychology and Weight Loss

Apply effective strategies to resist temptations and stick your long-term goals. Make healthier choices by making high-calorie foods less alluring.

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Created by Adeline Quinn Last updated Mon, 11-Jan-2021 English
What will i learn?
  • If you're trying to lose weight but are having trouble sticking to your diet and resisting tempting diet-busters, this is the course you need! Students of psychology will also get a lot out of this course by understanding the key thoughts that are related to goal conflict.

Curriculum for this course
25 Lessons 05:43:20 Hours
Introduction to the course
3 Lessons 00:41:12 Hours
  • Welcome to course 00:13:44
  • A Quick Word About Reviews 00:13:44
  • How to Address Self-Control Conflicts 00:13:44
  • The Importance of Making a Plan 00:13:44
  • Understanding "Implementation Intentions" 00:13:44
  • How to Form Implementation Intentions 00:13:44
  • [Exercise] Make Your Own Implementation Intentions! 00:13:44
  • Pre-Commitment 00:13:44
  • The Power of Rethinking Temptation 00:13:44
  • Thinking Abstractly 00:13:44
  • How to Think More Abstractly About a Self-Control Conflict 00:13:44
  • No Photos Allowed 00:13:44
  • The "It's Something Else" Technique 00:13:44
  • Understanding Willpower as a "Resource" 00:13:44
  • Working Out Your Self-Control Muscle 00:13:44
  • [Exercise] The "Stroop" Test 00:13:44
  • The Truth About Willpower 00:13:44
  • Being Humble 00:13:44
  • The Power of Optimism 00:13:44
  • Saying "I Don't" vs. "I Can't" 00:13:44
  • The Importance of Your "Inner Voice" 00:13:44
  • Conclusion & Farewell 00:13:44
  • References to the Scientific Research 00:13:44
  • Bonus Lecture: Get a Free Psychology PDF Ebook 00:13:44
  • Course Completion Certificate 00:13:44
  • You should know what your health goals already are. I'll show you how to stick to those goals, but your specific goals are up to you!
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If you're struggling to lose weight or stick to a healthier diet, it's not that you don't know what you should do--it's that sticking to your goals and resisting temptation can be more difficult than you thought! This course will show you how to stick to those goals and resist tempting, diet-busting foods and activities through proven mental strategies.

Using Psychological Science to its Full Potential

Everything in this course is rooted in tested mental strategies. I'm not just making things up like a lot of health and fitness "gurus." You'll learn practical tips taken from rigorous research in psychological science, and you'll discover how you can easily and effectively implement these techniques.

This course covers three general steps you can take to self-control mastery:

  1. How to effectively plan for opportunities to take actions that help meet your goals
  2. How to rethink temptation in ways that make it less alluring
  3. How to build your willpower and use your self-control strength to resist temptation

By the end of this course, you'll be able to use simple tricks and techniques to make self-control easier. If you actually apply these strategies and make a deliberate effort to understand their effects, you'll have a huge advantage when it comes to sticking to your diet, meeting your fitness goals, and leading a healthier lifestyle. Best of all, this course will always be there for you, and you can review the material anytime you need renewed motivation to stay strong.

And You Can Trust Your Teacher!

I'm a trained social psychologist. Not only do I have more than 7,000 students on Udemy, but I also teach classes in social psychology at the university level. Moreover, I conduct my own psychological research, so I know a thing or two about how research in psychological science works and what it can tell us.

Don't miss out on the chance to dive straight into the secrets of self-control success that have until now remained locked in dense academic journals. So enroll now--you'll be glad you did.

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Adeline Quinn may be one of Tulane University's newest associate professors, but she is easily one of the most impressive innovative professors in the country. A writer, Ward gained widespread recognition with the publication of her second novel, "Salvage the Bones," about Hurricane Katrina. The novel was first awarded the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction, followed closely by the 2012 Alex Award. In 2013, Ward released a memoir entitled "Men We Reaped." Though she began her teaching career in various roles at University of South Alabama, Stanford University, and University of Mississippi, she joined the Tulane faculty in 2014.

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