The strength model of self-control

Baumeister, Roy F., Vohs, Kathleen D. and Tice, Dianne M. (2007) The strength model of self-control. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16 6: 351-355. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8721.2007.00534.x

Author Baumeister, Roy F.
Vohs, Kathleen D.
Tice, Dianne M.
Title The strength model of self-control
Journal name Current Directions in Psychological Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0963-7214
Publication date 2007-05-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8721.2007.00534.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 6
Start page 351
End page 355
Total pages 5
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract 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 framing factors can temporarily block the deleterious effects of being in a state of ego depletion. Blood glucose is an important component of the energy.
Keyword Self-control
Ego depletion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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