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Ego depletion: is the active self a limited resource?
The results suggest that the self's capacity for active volition is limited and that a range of seemingly different, unrelated acts share a common resource. Expand
Self-control as limited resource: regulatory depletion patterns.
A strength model of self-regulation fits the data better than activation, priming, skill, or constant capacity models ofSelf-regulation. Expand
Losing Control: How and Why People Fail at Self-Regulation
Basic Issues: Introduction: Self-Regulation Failure in Social and Theoretical Context. General Patterns and Mechanisms of Self-Regulation Failure. Controlling Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions: TaskExpand
Self-control relies on glucose as a limited energy source: willpower is more than a metaphor.
It is suggested that self-control relies on glucose as a limited energy source, and a single act of self- Control causes glucose to drop below optimal levels, thereby impairing subsequent attempts at self- control. Expand
The Strength Model of Self-Control
Self-control is a central function of the self and an important key to success in life. The exertion of self-control appears to depend on a limited resource. Just as a muscle gets tired fromExpand
If you can't join them, beat them: effects of social exclusion on aggressive behavior.
Responses were specific to social exclusion (as opposed to other misfortunes) and were not mediated by emotion. Expand
Emotional distress regulation takes precedence over impulse control: if you feel bad, do it!
Three experiments found that believing that one's bad mood was frozen (unchangeable) eliminated the tendency to eat fattening snacks, seek immediate gratification, and engage in frivolous procrastination during emotional distress. Expand
Longitudinal Study of Procrastination, Performance, Stress, and Health: The Costs and Benefits of Dawdling
Procrastination is variously described as harmful, innocuous, or even beneficial Two longitudinal studies examined procrastination among students Procrastinators reported lower stress and lessExpand
Restoring the self: Positive affect helps improve self-regulation following ego depletion
Previous work has shown that acts of self-regulation appear to deplete a psychological resource, resulting in poorer self-regulation subsequently. Four experiments using assorted manipulations andExpand
Making choices impairs subsequent self-control: a limited-resource account of decision making, self-regulation, and active initiative.
A field study found that reduced self-control was predicted by shoppers' self-reported degree of previous active decision making, and studies suggested that choosing is more depleting than merely deliberating and forming preferences about options and moreDepleting than implementing choices made by someone else. Expand