Building Self-Control Strength: Practicing Self-Control Leads to Improved Self-Control Performance.

@article{Muraven2010BuildingSS,
  title={Building Self-Control Strength: Practicing Self-Control Leads to Improved Self-Control Performance.},
  author={Mark Muraven},
  journal={Journal of experimental social psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={465-468}
}
  • Mark Muraven
  • Published 2010 in Journal of experimental social psychology
Self-control performance may be improved by the regular practice of small acts of self-control. Ninety-two adults' self-control capacity was assessed using the stop signal paradigm before they started practicing self-control and again at the end of two weeks. Participants who practiced self-control by cutting back on sweets or squeezing a handgrip exhibited significant improvement in stop signal performance relative to those who practiced tasks that did not require self-control. Participants… CONTINUE READING
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