Self-regulation and depletion of limited resources: does self-control resemble a muscle?

  title={Self-regulation and depletion of limited resources: does self-control resemble a muscle?},
  author={M. Muraven and R. Baumeister},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={126 2},
  • M. Muraven, R. Baumeister
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychological bulletin
  • The authors review evidence that self-control may consume a limited resource. Exerting self-control may consume self-control strength, reducing the amount of strength available for subsequent self-control efforts. Coping with stress, regulating negative affect, and resisting temptations require self-control, and after such self-control efforts, subsequent attempts at self-control are more likely to fail. Continuous self-control efforts, such as vigilance, also degrade over time. These… CONTINUE READING
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