The Effects of Success versus Failure Feedback on Further Self-Control

  title={The Effects of Success versus Failure Feedback on Further Self-Control},
  author={H. Wallace and R. Baumeister},
  journal={Self and Identity},
  pages={35 - 41}
  • H. Wallace, R. Baumeister
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Self and Identity
  • Past work has found that performing one self-control task leads to decrements on subsequent efforts at self-control. The present experiment compared two possible explanations for these decrements, one being a depletion of energy resources, and the other being self-attribution of failure from the first task. Participants performed a Stroop color-word task (an initial self-control exercise) or not, and some received success or failure feedback about their performance. Performing the self-control… CONTINUE READING
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