Roy F. Baumeister

Roy F. Baumeister


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in Cleveland, Ohio, The United States
May 16, 1953

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Dr. Roy F. Baumeister is Social Psychology Area Director and Francis Eppes Eminent Scholar at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He is a social psychologist who is known for his work on the self, social rejection, belongingness, sexuality, self-control, self-esteem, self-defeating behaviors, motivation, and aggression. And enduring theme of his work is "why people do stupid things." He has authored over 300 publications and has written or co-written over 20 books.

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“What stress really does, though, is deplete willpower, which diminishes your ability to control those emotions.”
Roy F. Baumeister, Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

“For most of us, though, the problem is not a lack of goals but rather too many of them.”
Roy F. Baumeister, Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

“The clear implication was that the best advice for young writers and aspiring professors is: Write every day. Use your self-control to form a daily habit, and you’ll produce more with less effort in the long run.”
Roy F. Baumeister, Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength

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