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The bitter truth about sugar and willpower: The limited evidential value of the glucose model of ego depletion

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The idea behind ego depletion is that willpower draws on a limited mental resource, so that engaging in an act of self-control impairs self-control in subsequent tasks. To present ego depletion as more than a convenient metaphor, some researchers have proposed that glucose is the limited resource that becomes depleted with self-control. However, there have been theoretical challenges to the proposed glucose mechanism, and the experiments that have tested it have found mixed results. We used a...

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10.1177/0956797616654911

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0000-0001-8421-816X
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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0000-0003-0706-1618
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Seventh Framework Programme
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283849
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SAGE Publications
Journal:
Psychological Science More from this journal
Volume:
27
Issue:
9
Pages:
1207-1214
Publication date:
2016-07-11
Acceptance date:
2016-05-25
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1467-9280
ISSN:
0956-7976
Pmid:
27485134
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English
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846372
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2018-06-05

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