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No Big Surprise: Having A “Sense Of Purpose” In Life Enhances Self-Control

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A new study finds something that comes as no surprise to teachers — those who have some kind of sense of purpose to their life exhibit more self-control.

Here’s an excerpt from the article about the research:

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I’ve previously posted about related research, which also includes suggestions for class lessons to help students develop a “purpose for learning” (see The Power Of Having A “Purpose For Learning” In The Classroom).

Another connected piece of research can be found at A Sense of Purpose Increases Comfort With Ethnic Diversity, also from The Pacific Standard.

I’m adding this post to The Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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