A series of meta-analytic tests of the depletion effect: Self-control does not seem to rely on a limited resource.

  title={A series of meta-analytic tests of the depletion effect: Self-control does not seem to rely on a limited resource.},
  author={Evan C. Carter and Lilly M Kofler and Daniel E Forster and Michael E. McCullough},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  volume={144 4},
Failures of self-control are thought to underlie various important behaviors (e.g., addiction, violence, obesity, poor academic achievement). The modern conceptualization of self-control failure has been heavily influenced by the idea that self-control functions as if it relied upon a limited physiological or cognitive resource. This view of self-control has inspired hundreds of experiments designed to test the prediction that acts of self-control are more likely to fail when they follow… 

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