Determinants of justification and self-control.

@article{Kivetz2006DeterminantsOJ,
  title={Determinants of justification and self-control.},
  author={Ran Kivetz and Yuhuang Zheng},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2006},
  volume={135 4},
  pages={
          572-87
        }
}
The authors propose that people use 2 routes in justifying self-gratification: 1st through hard work or excellence (entitlement) and the 2nd through the attainment of vices without depleting income. This framework was tested using real tasks and choices adopted from prior research on self-control. The results indicate that (a) higher effort and (bogus) excellence feedback increase preferences for vice rewards, but these effects are reversed or attenuated when the interchangeability of effort… Expand
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