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Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is a popular approach to managing thoughts (cognitions) encompassing "temptation", however there are others. Here is an interesting case study that applies CBT to manage temptation to steal among those exhibiting kleptomania.


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This is called the illusion of control: ... the tendency for people to overestimate their ability to control events; for example, it occurs when someone feels a sense of control over outcomes that they demonstrably do not influence. Some examples from the same source: Subjects are either given tickets at random or allowed to choose their own. They can ...


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