This clip from an introductory webinar covers three common myths:
- Start: Set Point Theory
- 17 mins: The Willpower Gap
- 25 mins: Cravings are caused by dis-regulated hormones, microbiome, emotions, etc.
Links to research below the video.
“…the ego depletion effect was indistinguishable from zero.”
“…the findings suggest that reduced self-control after a depleting task or during demanding periods may reflect people’s beliefs about the availability of willpower rather than true resource depletion.”
“…alarming signs of publication bias.”
“…it seems difficult to be conclusive about the existence of this effect.”