Weird facts: On decision-making

If you are having a hard time controlling your thoughts, feelings,
or behaviors, it may be because you just made a lot of decisions.
Decision-making affects self-regulation; that is, the ability to
control our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Self-control and
decision-making use the same psychological resource. When a person
makes many decisions, the resource may get depleted and consequently
the ability for self-control fails.

Taken from: Vohs, K.,
Baumeister, R., Schmeichel, B., Twenge, J., Nelson, N., & Tice, D.
(2008). Making Choices Impairs Subsequent Self-Control: A
Limited-Resource Account of Decision Making, Self-Regulation, and
Active Initiative. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94(5),


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