What People Desire, Feel Conflicted About, and Try to Resist in Everyday Life

  title={What People Desire, Feel Conflicted About, and Try to Resist in Everyday Life},
  author={W. Hofmann and K. Vohs and R. Baumeister},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={582 - 588}
  • W. Hofmann, K. Vohs, R. Baumeister
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
  • In the present study, we used experience sampling to measure desires and desire regulation in everyday life. Our analysis included data from 205 adults, who furnished a total of 7,827 reports of their desires over the course of a week. Across various desire domains, results revealed substantial differences in desire frequency and strength, the degree of conflict between desires and other goals, and the likelihood of resisting desire and the success of this resistance. Desires for sleep and sex… CONTINUE READING
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