Self-control relies on glucose as a limited energy source: Willpower is more than a metaphor

Matthew T. Gailliot, Roy F. Baumeister, C. Nathan Dewall, Jon K. Maner, E. Ashby Plant, Dianne M. Tice, Lauren E. Brewer, Brandon J. Schmeichel

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-336
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


  • Attention
  • Emotion regulation
  • Glucose
  • Prejudice
  • Self-regulation
  • Willpower

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