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After a pair of self-control-intensive tasks, sucrose swishing improves subsequent working memory performance

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychology, October 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (80th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (60th percentile)

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Citations

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Title
After a pair of self-control-intensive tasks, sucrose swishing improves subsequent working memory performance
Published in
BMC Psychology, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/2050-7283-1-22
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Authors

Evan C Carter, Michael E McCullough

Abstract

The limited strength model of self-control predicts that acts of self-control impair subsequent performance on tasks that require self-control (i.e., "ego depletion"), and the majority of the published research on this topic is supportive of this prediction. Additional research suggests that this effect can be alleviated by manipulating participants' motivation to perform-for instance, by having participants swish a drink containing carbohydrates, which is thought to function as a reward-or by requiring participants to complete two initial acts of self-control rather than only one.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 38 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 31%
Student > Bachelor 8 21%
Researcher 5 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 13%
Student > Master 3 8%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 29 74%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Philosophy 1 3%
Arts and Humanities 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 3 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 September 2016.
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#3,538,390
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Outputs from BMC Psychology
#214
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Outputs of similar age
#39,274
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Psychology
#12
of 28 outputs
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