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Work Hard, Play Hard?

Saturday, 24 October, 11am, Perkins Library, Biddle Rare Book Room
The Libraries’ annual Parents’ and Family Weekend program featuring a Duke first-year parent.  This year’s guest is Rick Hoyle, a social psychologist and Duke professor of psychology and neuroscience and associate director of the Center for Child and Family Policy. Hoyle’s research focuses on the role of self in social behavior; most recently he has been studying the causes and consequences of success and failure at self-control.

In this Parents’ Weekend talk titled “Work Hard, Play Hard: The Waxing and Waning of Students' Self-Control," he will address questions such as, "Why do some students excel at academic work but struggle with maintaining a desirable weight?" and "Is playing hard actually 'work' for some students?" He will also propose strategies for maximizing control over personal behavior in a challenging social environment.

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Posted 19 October 2009

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