Increasing Self-Regulatory Energy Using an Internet-Based Training Application Delivered by Smartphone Technology

@article{Cranwell2014IncreasingSE,
  title={Increasing Self-Regulatory Energy Using an Internet-Based Training Application Delivered by Smartphone Technology},
  author={Jo Cranwell and Steve Benford and Robert J. Houghton and Michael Golembewski and Joel E. Fischer and Martin S. Hagger},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={181-6}
}
Self-control resources can be defined in terms of "energy." Repeated attempts to override desires and impulses can result in a state of reduced self-control energy termed "ego depletion" leading to a reduced capacity to regulate future self-control behaviors effectively. Regular practice or "training" on self-control tasks may improve an individual's capacity to overcome ego depletion effectively. The current research tested the effectiveness of training using a novel Internet-based smartphone… CONTINUE READING
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