On the relationship between need for cognition and self-control capacity

Bertrams, Alex; Dickhäuser, Oliver (2012). On the relationship between need for cognition and self-control capacity. Psychology and Education, 49(3/4), pp. 46-55. Psychology and Education

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In the present study, we examined the hypothesis that individuals’ motivational tendency to engage in effortful information processing (i.e., their need for cognition; NFC) is positively related to their self-control capacity. This hypothesis was based on previous findings that effortful information processing and self-control both depend on a joint strength resource, and that this resource is boosted by frequent use. NFC was assessed via questionnaire. One week later, the participants (N = 46) completed a test of self-control capacity (Stroop Task). As expected, NFC was positively related to self-control capacity but unrelated to general processing speed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Educational Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Bertrams, Alexander Gregor

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

1553-6939

Publisher:

Psychology and Education

Language:

English

Submitter:

Noemi Martina Casola

Date Deposited:

12 Mar 2015 16:24

Last Modified:

10 Jul 2017 17:04

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64325

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