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Manipulations of attention enhance self-regulation.

Abstract:

Successful goal-directed behavior requires self-regulation to override competing impulses. Emerging evidence suggests that attention may mediate such acts, but little is known about the specific operations through which attention might influence self-regulation. Here we test this often-implicit assumption by manipulating attention mechanisms in two ways: one controlling the inhibition of inappropriate responses; the other controlling the breadth of attention. Participants significantly improv...

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Ferrey, AE More by this author
Frischen, A More by this author
Pozzobon, K More by this author
Eastwood, JD More by this author
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Journal:
Acta psychologica
Volume:
139
Issue:
1
Pages:
104-110
Publication date:
2012-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-6297
ISSN:
0001-6918
URN:
uuid:1783e99c-3761-4174-8c60-05d77c81bd5d
Source identifiers:
477661
Local pid:
pubs:477661

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