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ef·fort

(ef'ŏrt),
Deliberate exertion of physical or mental power.

effort

Expenditure of physical or mental energy.
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This is a logical finding since modulation of two control sites (a cocontraction) is a more effortful task.
Differentiation of self and attachment in adulthood: Relational correlates of effortful control.
Another kind of cognition, "System 2" for short, often involves the effortful manipulation of thoughts and images in working memory, or the focus of conscious attention on a particular target.
Self-Regulation and Self-Presentation: Regulatory Resource Depletion Impairs Impression Management and Effortful Self-Presentation Depletes Regulatory Resources.
The effortful attention of students to connecting particular words, mathematical operations, and features of objects to principles was crucial.
They like to think, in an effortful and challenging way, and take pride in doing a good job of it.
In Ammons's verse, keeping going can be effortful and messy, furrowing a page neither white nor prepared for writ but strewn with dead and discarded language.
System 1 could be described as "intuitive"; it works "automatically and quickly, with little or no sense of voluntary control" System 2 is more rational and "allocates attention to the effortful mental activities that demand it, including complex computations" System 2 provides a check against the impulsive character of System 1.
But the light's transitional nature can also be read as optimistic, as can the effortful "normalcy" some of these images depict.
Antheunis, Valkenburg, and Peter (2000) found that various means of self-disclosure allow individuals to view others in an unobtrusive manner, making information gathering less effortful and consequently less stressful.