One of the most popular folk psychology may be the belief that self-control is somehow "spent."
The idea received support in the late 1990s and has been cited ove...
A recent study that involved over 2,000 participants attempted to reproduce the experiment that led to the ego-depletion theory but found no evidence of ego depletion.
The idea of ego depletion may have caught on because it satisfies a need to justify why we sometimes do things we know we shouldn't.
Instead of looking for an excuse, we should perhaps acc...
Willpower is not a finite resource but instead acts like an emotion. And it can be managed and used as such.
When we perform a difficult task, it is more helpful to believe a lack of moti...
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