Ego depletion after social interference

Bertrams, Alex; Pahl, Sabine (2014). Ego depletion after social interference. Psychology, 5(1), pp. 1-5. Scientific Research 10.4236/psych.2014.51001

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The present study examines whether social interference (i.e., interference with one’s goal attainment by the bodily presence of others) depletes the limited resource of self-control strength. In an experimental laboratory study (N = 34), half the participants experienced social interference whereas the other half did not experience social interference by two confederates during a dexterity task. Afterwards, we measured participants’ momentary self-control strength applying a Stroop colour-naming task. In line with our prediction, participants’ performance in the Stroop task indicated that social interference reduced self-control strength. We discuss implications for crowding research and crowding in natural settings.

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:

2152-7180

Publisher:

Scientific Research

Language:

English

Submitter:

Noemi Martina Casola

Date Deposited:

25 Mar 2015 09:16

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2017 23:35

Publisher DOI:

10.4236/psych.2014.51001

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.65073

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65073

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