The Strength Model of Self-Control

  title={The Strength Model of Self-Control},
  author={Roy F. Baumeister and Kathleen D. Vohs and Dianne M. Tice},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={351 - 355}
Self-control is a central function of the self and an important key to success in life. The exertion of self-control appears to depend on a limited resource. Just as a muscle gets tired from exertion, acts of self-control cause short-term impairments (ego depletion) in subsequent self-control, even on unrelated tasks. Research has supported the strength model in the domains of eating, drinking, spending, sexuality, intelligent thought, making choices, and interpersonal behavior. Motivational or… 

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