A Cognitive Control Perspective of Self-Control Strength and Its Depletion

@inproceedings{Robinson2010ACC,
  title={A Cognitive Control Perspective of Self-Control Strength and Its Depletion},
  author={Michael D. Robinson and Brandon J. Schmeichel and Michael Inzlicht},
  year={2010}
}
Self-control strength is a central construct to theories of willpower, optimal functioning, freedom from addiction, and abilities to override problematic social motives and behaviors (e.g., aggression). Understanding the processing basis of self-control strength, and more particularly its depletion, is thus of paramount importance to both basic and applied literatures. Self-control strength, the present review suggests, can be profitably viewed in cognitive control terms, particularly so in… CONTINUE READING

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