Autonomous Self-Control is Less Depleting.

@article{Muraven2008AutonomousSI,
  title={Autonomous Self-Control is Less Depleting.},
  author={Mark Muraven},
  journal={Journal of research in personality},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={
          763-770
        }
}
Autonomously motivated self-control may be less depleting than extrinsically motivated self-control. Participants were asked to not eat cookies and their motivation orientation for resisting that temptation was assessed. Their self-control performance was assessed immediately before and after fighting the temptation. As compared to their baseline performance, participants who avoided eating the cookies for more autonomous performed better at the second measure relative to participants who did… CONTINUE READING

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