Show simple item record

2016-04-18Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/21207
Decomposing Self-Control: Individual Differences in Goal Pursuit Despite Interfering Aversion, Temptation, and Distraction
dc.contributor.authorSteimke, Rosa
dc.contributor.authorStelzel, Christine
dc.contributor.authorGaschler, Robert
dc.contributor.authorRothkirch, Marcus
dc.contributor.authorLudwig, Vera U.
dc.contributor.authorPaschke, Lena M.
dc.contributor.authorTrempler, Ima
dc.contributor.authorKathmann, Norbert
dc.contributor.authorGoschke, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorWalter, Henrik
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-25T11:32:24Z
dc.date.available2020-02-25T11:32:24Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-18none
dc.date.updated2019-10-26T00:23:35Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/21946
dc.description.abstractSelf-control can be defined as the ability to exert control over ones impulses. Currently, most research in the area relies on self-report. Focusing on attentional control processes involved in self-control, we modified a spatial selective attentional cueing task to test three domains of self-control experimentally in one task using aversive, tempting, and neutral picture-distractors. The aims of the study were (1) to investigate individual differences in the susceptibility to aversive, tempting, and neutral distraction within one paradigm and (2) to test the association of these three self-control domains to conventional measures of self-control including self-report. The final sample consisted of 116 participants. The task required participants to identify target letters “E” or “F” presented at a cued target location while the distractors were presented. Behavioral and eyetracking data were obtained during the performance of the task. High task performance was encouraged via monetary incentives. In addition to the attentional self-control task, self-reported self-control was assessed and participants performed a color Stroop task, an unsolvable anagram task and a delay of gratification task using chocolate sweets. We found that aversion, temptation, and neutral distraction were associated with significantly increased error rates, reaction times and gaze pattern deviations. Overall task performance on our task correlated with self-reported self-control ability. Measures of aversion, temptation, and distraction showed moderate split-half reliability, but did not correlate with each other across participants. Additionally, participants who made a self-controlled decision in the delay of gratification task were less distracted by temptations in our task than participants who made an impulsive choice. Our individual differences analyses suggest that (1) the ability to endure aversion, resist temptations and ignore neutral distractions are independent of each other and (2) these three domains are related to other measures of self-control.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjecteyetrackingeng
dc.subjectvisual attentioneng
dc.subjectdisgusting pictureseng
dc.subjecterotic pictureseng
dc.subjectself-control taskeng
dc.subjectwillpowereng
dc.subject.ddc150 Psychologienone
dc.titleDecomposing Self-Control: Individual Differences in Goal Pursuit Despite Interfering Aversion, Temptation, and Distractionnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/21946-9
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/21207
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.pages16none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn1664-1078
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00382none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleFrontiers in Psychologynone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume7none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber382none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameFrontiers Media S.A.none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceLausannenone
bua.import.affiliationSteimke, Rosa; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Berlin, Germanynone
bua.import.affiliationStelzel, Christine; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Berlin, Germanynone
bua.import.affiliationGaschler, Robert; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Berlin, Germany; Department of Psychology, FernUniversität in Hagen, Hagen, Germanynone
bua.import.affiliationRothkirch, Marcus; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Berlin, Germanynone
bua.import.affiliationLudwig, Vera U.; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Berlin, Germanynone
bua.import.affiliationPaschke, Lena M.; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Berlin, Germanynone
bua.import.affiliationTrempler, Ima; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Berlin, Germanynone
bua.import.affiliationKathmann, Norbert; Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Berlin, Germany; Department of Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germanynone
bua.import.affiliationGoschke, Thomas; Department of Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden Dresden, Germanynone
bua.import.affiliationWalter, Henrik; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Berlin, Germanynone
bua.departmentLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone

Show simple item record