One of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 21st century is that our brains have tremendous plasticity, and thus, potential to change. Though young brains are more plastic than older brains, we can sharpen our learning and decision-making throughout life if we train.
Risk-Eraser has developed the iWill game kit, a package of work-out routines that can help boost your students' willpower through training. Willpower or self-control impacts all aspects of our life, whether it is sticking with a difficult problem until it is solved or avoiding tempting distractions. iWill's games are fun, engaging for a wide range of ages and abilities, and simple to implement, even in programs that are jam packed; they can even be played at home, alone or with family and friends.
The iWill game kit provides programs with descriptions and resources for:
• games that can be played by students on their own
• games that can be played in groups
• games that can be played in school or at home
• scoring methods for all games
• references to the science behind these games (see sampler below)
For more information on the iWill game kit, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scientific papers on willpower and self-control
Baumeister, R.F. (2012). Self-control: the moral muscle. The Psychologist.
Berkman, E.T., Graham, A.M. & Fisher, P.A. (2012). Training self-control: a domain-general translational
neuroscience approach. Child Development Perspectives.
Job, V., Walton, G.M., Bernecker, K. & Dweck, C.S. (2013). Beliefs about willpower determine the impact of
glucose on self-control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Muraven, M., Baumeister, R.F. & Tice, D.M. (1999). Longitudinal improvement of self-regulation through
practice: building self-control strength through repeated exercise. Journal of Social Psychology.
Oaten, M. & Cheng, K. (2006). Improved self-control: the benefits of a regular program of academic study.
Applied Social Psychology.