The multiple pathways by which trait self-control predicts health behavior
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Trait self-control, an individual's capacity to override impulses, suppress urges, and resist temptations, has been shown to be related to numerous adaptive outcomes , including participation in health behaviors [2, 3]. In their recent article, Hankonen et al.  demonstrated that trait self-control predicted healthy eating behaviors mediated by social–cognitive variables from the health action process approach. I commend Hankonen et al. for demonstrating these mediation effects; their results corroborate key effects in my recent model on the multiple pathways by which trait self-control relates to behavior  (Fig. 1). I would like to take this opportunity to highlight some additional interpretations and possible extensions of Hankonen et al.'s work.
The final publication is available at Springer via http://doi.org/10.1007/s12160-014-9631-x
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