Everyday Temptations: an Experience Sampling Study on How People Control Their Desires

Wilhelm Hofmann, University of Chicago, USA
Kathleen Vohs, University of Minnesota, USA
Roy Baumeister, Florida State University, USA
We present results from an experience sampling study (N=205) involving more than 7,000 reported desire episodes. It is shown how the control of everyday desires is influenced by situational factors such as alcohol, ego depletion, and the presence of other people, and how self-conscious emotions shape subsequent self-control.
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Wilhelm Hofmann, Kathleen Vohs, and Roy Baumeister (2011) ,"Everyday Temptations: an Experience Sampling Study on How People Control Their Desires", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 39, eds. Rohini Ahluwalia, Tanya L. Chartrand, and Rebecca K. Ratner, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 43.