Restoring the self : Positive a V ect helps improve self-regulation following ego depletion

@inproceedings{Tice2007RestoringTS,
  title={Restoring the self : Positive a V ect helps improve self-regulation following ego depletion},
  author={Dianne M. Tice and Roy F. Baumeister and Dikla Shmueli and Mark Muraven},
  year={2007}
}
Previous work has shown that acts of self-regulation appear to deplete a psychological resource, resulting in poorer self-regulation subsequently. Four experiments using assorted manipulations and measures found that positive mood or emotion can counteract ego depletion. After an initial act of self-regulation, participants who watched a comedy video or received a surprise gift self-regulated on various tasks as well as non-depleted participants and signiWcantly better than participants who… CONTINUE READING