How fatiguing is dispositional suppression? Disentangling the effects of procedural rebound and ego-depletion
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 216–230, March/April 2007
How to Cite
Geeraert, N. and Yzerbyt, V. Y. (2007), How fatiguing is dispositional suppression? Disentangling the effects of procedural rebound and ego-depletion. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 37: 216–230. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.349
- Issue published online: 17 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Received: 10 MAR 2004
- Belgian National Fund of Scientific Research. Grant Number: FRFC 8.4507.00
Recent work has shown that correcting a dispositional inference may lead social observers to over-emphasize the role of dispositional factors in subsequent judgments. This effect has been explained as a procedural rebound following a phase of dispositional suppression. We conducted two experiments to test an alternative explanation in terms of ego-depletion. In Experiment 1, we compared the effects of ego-depletion and dispositional rebound by relying on the attitude attribution paradigm and the cookie paradigm. In Experiment 2, we turned to a difficult math task in order to induce fatigue. We were able to replicate the dispositional rebound and the ego-depletion effects but none of the experiments supported an ego-depletion explanation of post-suppression dispositional rebound. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.