Efficient Intentions: How Control-Beliefs Shape Self-Control

01 July 2015 → 30 June 2017
Funding by bilateral agreement (private and foundations)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
    • Education systems
    • General pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Specialist studies in education
    • Other pedagogical and educational sciences
self control
Project description

The chief aim of this project is to capitalize on the range of disciplines within the sciences and

philosophy that have made self-control a research focus by providing incentives and

opportunities for collaboration among them. The goal of fostering this collaboration is to

improve our knowledge of self-control and how to enhance it, in part by developing a more

integrated and complete understanding of the topic. Similar collaboration among different kinds

of scientists and philosophers has been a fruitful strategy with respect to other topics in recent

years-witness, for example, the scientific and philosophical work on free will and moral

judgrrient that has been produced by such collaboration-and the hope is that the project will

lead to the same kind of progress. The central component of the project is a set ofRFP

competitions to support informed and collaborative research on self-control in science and

philosophy. Other components include two conferences, a summer seminar, a cluster grant

program, and a post-doctoral fellowship opportunity.