Depletion-As-Information: the Role of Feelings in Resource Depletion

Keith Wilcox, Columbia University, USA
Charlene Chen, Columbia University, USA
We propose the depletion-as-information hypothesis that feelings of depletion signal to the self-control system that resources are low and self-regulatory effort should be minimized. Across three studies, depletion effects were attenuated when individuals discredited the informational value of their feelings and heightened among individuals who chronically experience feelings more intensely.
[ to cite ]:
Keith Wilcox and Charlene Chen (2013) ,"Depletion-As-Information: the Role of Feelings in Resource Depletion", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 41, eds. Simona Botti and Aparna Labroo, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.