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The effortful control of behaviors, thoughts, or emotions with the aim of increasing the likelihood of attaining long-term over short-term outcomes.


Self-regulation, willpower, ego strength, self-discipline

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Asserted relationships to other concepts

self control
is a kind of

  • cognitive control
  • self control
    is a part of

    No associations
    are a kind of
    self control

  • emotion regulation
  • behavioral inhibition
  • are a part of
    self control

    No associations

    Tasks that are asserted to measure self control