A Multilab Replication of the Ego Depletion Effect

Jacek Buczny , Junhua Dang , Paul Barker , Anna Baumert , Margriet Bentvelzen , Elliot Berkman , Nita Buchholz , Valeria De Cristofaro , Lianne de Vries , Siegfried Dewitte , Mauro Giacomantonio , Ran Gong , Maaike Homan , Roland Imhoff , Ismaharif Ismail , Lile Jia , Thomas Kubiak , Florian Lange , Dan-Yang Li , Jordan Livingston , Rita Ludwig , Angelo Panno , Joshua Pearman , Niklas Rassi , Helgi B. Schioth , Manfred Schmitt , A. Timur Sevincer , Jiaxin Shi , Angelos Stamos , Yia Chin Tan , Mario Wenzel , Oulmann Zerhouni , Li-Wei Zhang , Yi-Jia Zhang , Axel Zinkernagel , Zhansheng Chen


There is an active debate regarding whether the ego depletion effect is real. A recent preregistered experiment with the Stroop task as the depleting task and the antisaccade task as the outcome task found a medium-level effect size. In the current research, we conducted a preregistered multilab replication of that experiment. Data from 12 labs across the globe (N ¼ 1,775) revealed a small and significant ego depletion effect, d ¼ 0.10. After excluding participants who might have responded randomly during the outcome task, the effect size increased to d ¼ 0.16. By adding an informative, unbiased data point to the literature, our findings contribute to clarifying the existence, size, and generality of ego depletion.
Publication categoriesDidactic article/chapter
Author Jacek Buczny (Wydzial Psychologii w Sopocie)
Jacek Buczny,,
- Wydzial Psychologii w Sopocie
, Junhua Dang
Junhua Dang ,,
, Paul Barker
Paul Barker,,
, Anna Baumert
Anna Baumert ,,
, Margriet Bentvelzen
Margriet Bentvelzen ,,
, Elliot Berkman
Elliot Berkman ,,
, Nita Buchholz
Nita Buchholz ,,
, Valeria De Cristofaro
Valeria De Cristofaro,,
, Lianne de Vries
Lianne de Vries,,
, Siegfried Dewitte
Siegfried Dewitte ,,
et al.`
Journal seriesSocial Psychological and Personality Science, ISSN 1948-5506, e-ISSN 1948-5514, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2021
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishego depletion, self-control, multilab, preregistration
ASJC Classification3203 Clinical Psychology; 3207 Social Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)100
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.545; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.633 (2) - 2017=3.124 (5)
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