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Steps to Leaps Self-Improvement Tools to Bolster Student Fortitude & Success

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Student Spotlight

Building an Impact with Luke Thesier

Luke Thesier, a construction management technology (CMT) major from Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute, wants to eventually be the one “running it all” when constructing buildings. In addition to the sticks and bricks, the CMT program at Purdue taught Luke about installing piping, electrical components, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), so that he can eventually bid for work after graduation.

Learn more about Luke here

Dr. Franki Kung
Samantha Lapka

Well-Being Tip of the Week

Hidden Costs of Self-Control

“Self-control describes the act of regulating oneself to meet expectations or achieve goals in the face of temptations.”

Most people consider high self-control an admirable trait – and for a good reason. Those with greater self-control tend to experience higher productivity and success at school and work and are viewed as more trustworthy by their peers. According to past research, they also report greater success and satisfaction in their relationships.

However, recent research has uncovered some hidden costs to having high self-control that can lead to potentially negative social outcomes.  

Continue reading Samantha Lapka and Dr. Franki Kung's Well-Being Tip of the Week...

 

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