After reviewing the online lectures and watching the videos I have decided to talk about the overall idea of self control. Self Control is defined as the ability to control oneself, in particular one's emotions and desires or the expression of them in one's behavior, especially in difficult situations.When examining the lectures many different real life examples were used to define violations of self control. It's important to always ask why do people do the things they do ? This is where we get into impulse control. A very impulsive person will act quickly to do something that satisfies a mental need. In the lecture it discusses why people feel the need to eat fatty foods or smoke cigarettes. This is primarily driven very by chemical changes within parts of the brain and central nervous system. These chemical changes are the specific reasons why people have such a hard time with addictions and general impulsive behaviors. I find it really interesting that the addictions for eating fast food and smoking are so hard to shake off. The brain and its direct correlation to all human behavior is something that will always intrigue even the most bored minds.