DRAFT: Review: “Ego Depletion”, JDW 2010

Michael Stone, April 20, 2013, , (src), (all posts)

Earlier this weekend, I read a fun paper (SAGE) by Job, Dweck, and Walton questioning the “strength” model of willpower, I think as part of a much larger research program on whether and how our “self-theories” influence, e.g., our ability to perform or to persist in performing difficult, frustrating, or tiring tasks.

Some things I really liked about this paper were that:

However, there were also some parts that bothered or confused me. As a result, in the hopes that my bothers and confusions may be of some use to others, I’ve written up several “bug reports” below that may be of interest.

Okay, here we go: