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ego depletion

a state marked by reduction in one’s capacity for volition (initiative, choice, and self-regulation), especially in the context of self-regulatory resources theory. Ego depletion is typically temporary and is restored by rest, positive emotions, or other means.

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March 1st 2024

symbolic learning theory

symbolic learning theory

a theory that attempts to explain how imagery works in performance enhancement. It suggests that imagery develops and enhances a coding system that creates a mental blueprint of what has to be done to complete an action.