Is ego depletion too incredible Evidence for the overestimation of the depletion effect

Evan C Carter, Michael E. McCullough

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Abstract

The depletion effect, a decreased capacity for self-control following previous acts of self-control, is thought to result from a lack of necessary psychological/physical resources (i.e., "ego depletion"). Kurzban et al. present an alternative explanation for depletion; but based on statistical techniques that evaluate and adjust for publication bias, we question whether depletion is a real phenomenon in need of explanation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)683-684
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

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