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Stories by Roy F. Baumeister

Self-Control: The Secret to Life’s Successes

Self-Control: The Secret to Life’s Successes

Self-control is not just a puritanical virtue. It is a key psychological trait that breeds success at work and play—and in overcoming life's hardships

March 30, 2015 — Roy F. Baumeister

Violent Pride

Do people turn violent because of self-hate or self-love?

July 30, 2006 — Roy F. Baumeister

Exploding the Self-Esteem Myth

Boosting people's sense of self-worth has become a national preoccupation. Yet surprisingly, research shows that such efforts do little to improve academic performance or prevent troublesome behavior

November 16, 2005 — Roy F. Baumeister, Jennifer D. Campbell, Joachim I. Krueger and Kathleen D. Vohs

Violent Pride

Do people turn violent because of self-hate, or self-love?

April 1, 2001 — Roy F. Baumeister