Ego depletion and aggressive behavior: is the inhibition of aggression a limited resource?

Stucke, Tanja S. and Baumeister, Roy F. (2006) Ego depletion and aggressive behavior: is the inhibition of aggression a limited resource?. European Journal of Social Psychology, 36 1: 1-13. doi:10.1002/ejsp.285


Author Stucke, Tanja S.
Baumeister, Roy F.
Title Ego depletion and aggressive behavior: is the inhibition of aggression a limited resource?
Journal name European Journal of Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0046-2772
1099-0992
Publication date 2006-01-16
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ejsp.285
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 36
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Subject 3207 Social Psychology
Abstract If self-regulation is a limited resource, the capacity to inhibit aggressive behavior should be lower among people who have already exercised self-regulation. In Experiment 1, participants who had to resist the urge to eat tempting food later reacted more aggressively to an insult than other participants who were allowed to eat as much as they wanted. In Experiments 2 and 3, some participants had to self-regulate by making themselves concentrate on a boring film and stifling their physical and facial movements, and afterward they, too, responded more aggressively than controls. Experiment 3 also showed that the results were not due to differential moods and that one act of self-regulation (unrelated to aggression) was sufficient to enhance subsequent aggressive responses toward the experimenter.
Keyword Psychology, Social
Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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