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Title: Is Ego Depletion Real? An Analysis of Arguments
Author(s): Friese, Malte
Loschelder, David D.
Gieseler, Karolin
Frankenbach, Julius
Inzlicht, Michael
Language: English
Title: Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc.
Volume: 23
Issue: 2
Startpage: 107
Endpage: 131
Publisher/Platform: Sage
Year of Publication: 2019
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: An influential line of research suggests that initial bouts of self-control increase the susceptibility to self-control failure (ego depletion effect). Despite seemingly abundant evidence, some researchers have suggested that evidence for ego depletion was the sole result of publication bias and p-hacking, with the true effect being indistinguishable from zero. Here, we examine (a) whether the evidence brought forward against ego depletion will convince a proponent that ego depletion does not exist and (b) whether arguments that could be brought forward in defense of ego depletion will convince a skeptic that ego depletion does exist. We conclude that despite several hundred published studies, the available evidence is inconclusive. Both additional empirical and theoretical works are needed to make a compelling case for either side of the debate. We discuss necessary steps for future work toward this aim.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1177/1088868318762183
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Link to this record: hdl:20.500.11880/27842
ISSN: 1088-8683
Date of registration: 18-Sep-2019
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Psychologie
Professorship: HW - Prof. Dr. Malte Friese
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