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Advances in Psychological Science    2013, Vol. 21 Issue (7) : 1272-1282     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.01272
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The Strength Model of Self-Control
YU Bin;YUE Guoan;LIU Huijun
(1Department of Social Psychology, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071, China) (2Institute of Psychology, Tianjin Medical University, Tian Jin 300070, China)
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Abstract  Self-control is defined as the capacity to override natural and automatic tendencies; and to conscious control one’s behavior. The strength model of self-control suggests that the exertion of self-control depends on a limited resource. Research has supported the strength model in the domains of impulsive behaviors, interpersonal processes, decision making and judgments. Factors that appear to have impact on the self control strength include personality, emotion, motivation and self-control programs. It is necessary to identify the difference between fatigue and ego depletion and to access the contributions of motivation and beliefs in self control in the future research. Finding a reliable way to improve self-control in real world settings would be another helpful direction for further work.
Keywords self control      strength model      ego depletion      dual-task paradigm     
Corresponding Authors: YU Bin   
Issue Date: 15 July 2013
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YU Bin,YUE Guoan,LIU Huijun. The Strength Model of Self-Control[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2013, 21(7): 1272-1282.
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