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RUNNING HEAD : SELF-REGULATION AND CHOICE Decision Fatigue Exhausts Self-Regulatory Resources — But So Does Accommodating to Unchosen Alternatives

  title={RUNNING HEAD : SELF-REGULATION AND CHOICE Decision Fatigue Exhausts Self-Regulatory Resources — But So Does Accommodating to Unchosen Alternatives},
  author={Kathleen D. Vohs},
Effortful choice is costly, but so is accommodating to choices made by others. In five studies, participants who made a series of choices regarding consumer products, college courses, or course materials subsequently showed poorer self-regulation (measured in terms of task persistence, task performance, and pain tolerance), as compared to people who viewed or rated similar options without making choices. In two additional studies, people were better at self-regulation (measured in terms of… 

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