[E-117] Implications of a Desire for Self-Control

2:15 PM–3:30 PM Mar 2, 2018 (US - Eastern)

(HR) Grand Hall



  • Liad Uziel, Bar-Ilan Univ., Israel
Four studies (N = 635) explored the effect of desire for self-control on the ability to exert self-control. Study 1 showed that a strong desire impaired performance on a demanding task but not on a simple task. Study 2 replicated the effect and established causality by experimentally manipulating the desire. Studies 3-4 found that efficacy beliefs mediate the effect.