What’s So Great About Self-Control? Examining the Importance of Effortful Self-Control and Temptation in Predicting Real-Life Depletion and Goal Attainment

@article{Milyavskaya2015WhatsSG,
  title={What’s So Great About Self-Control? Examining the Importance of Effortful Self-Control and Temptation in Predicting Real-Life Depletion and Goal Attainment},
  author={Marina Milyavskaya and M. Inzlicht},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={8},
  pages={603 - 611}
}
  • Marina Milyavskaya, M. Inzlicht
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychological and Personality Science
  • Self-control is typically viewed as a key ingredient responsible for effective self-regulation and personal goal attainment. This study used experience sampling, daily diary, and prospective data collection to investigate the immediate and semester-long consequences of effortful self-control and temptations on depletion and goal attainment. Results showed that goal attainment was influenced by experiences of temptations rather than by actively resisting or controlling those temptations. This… CONTINUE READING

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