Sigmund Freud`s theory of psychoanalysis takes a
... Freud’s controversial and often challenged theory of psychoanalysis
can be seen in all aspects of the humanities, and through Sylvia
Plath’s ‘Daddy’, we can see aspects of the psychologist’s theory. As an
overview, ‘Daddy’, shows a perspective of Plath herself, comparing
her father to Adolf Hitler, ...
Ego depletion refers to the idea that self-control or willpower draw upon a limited pool of mental resources that can be used up. When the energy for mental activity is low, self-control is typically impaired, which would be considered a state of ego depletion. In particular, experiencing a state of ego depletion impairs the ability to control oneself later on. A depleting task requiring self-control can have a hindering effect on a subsequent self-control task, even if the tasks are seemingly unrelated. Self-control plays a valuable role in the functioning of the self on both individualistic and interpersonal levels. Ego depletion is therefore a critical topic in experimental psychology, specifically social psychology, because it is a mechanism that contributes to the understanding of the processes of human self-control.