This course will provide an overview of the science of willpower, what it is, and how it works. We will discuss psychological research on self-control, motivation, and willpower. You will learn how psychology and social and environmental factors influence self-control, why people often fail at self-control, and the role an environment full of temptations and distractions can play.
This course will include information that you can apply to their everyday life. You will become psychological scientists and participate in your own real-world study of willpower by choosing a willpower challenge from your own life to monitor during the course. As you learn practical strategies to help with motivation and self-control, you will conduct willpower experiments by testing these strategies and reporting what worked best.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
There are no prerequisites for this course, but a strong interest or some background in the subject material is expected.
Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.