The Way You Think About Willpower Is Hurting You - Deepstash

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...

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The Way You Think About Willpower Is Hurting You

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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.

Scholars loo...

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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...

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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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