When I was reading the section in the book about self control, I was surprised with some of the context. Self control is defined as “the ability to control oneself in particular one’s emotion and desires especially in difficult situations,” (TED, n.d.). It was mentioned by the authors about how Skinner viewed self control, which he viewed it as, “not as an issue of willpower but an issue involving conflicting outcomes,” (Powell, et al., p. 389). This is an interesting point because most people associate self control with having the willpower to get up and do something. The video mentioned the self control that it takes to get eight hours of sleep and the factors that prevent a successful full eight hours. The factors that affect self control as mentioned in the video are stress, organization, and self esteem.