Counteracting depletion: Adventures in resilience

Monday, November 16, 2015

Ed Hirt

Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Indiana University

Work on ego depletion has illustrated the negative consequences of prior exertion of self-control for subsequent performance, suggesting that depletion is a major limiting factor to the pursuit of important goals in everyday life (Vohs, Kaikati, Kerkhof, & Schmeichel, 2009; Hofmann, Vohs, & Baumeister, 2012). We suggest that people have adaptive mechanisms in place to deal with depletion, and highlight both proactive and counteractive efforts that individuals employ in response to the threat of depletion.


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