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Handbook of Self-Regulation : Research, Theory, and Applications - Kathleen D. Vohs

Handbook of Self-Regulation

Research, Theory, and Applications

By: Kathleen D. Vohs (Editor), Roy F. Baumeister (Editor)


Published: 19th October 2010
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This authoritative handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge on the conscious and nonconscious processes by which people regulate their thoughts, emotions, attention, behavior, and impulses. Individual differences in self-regulatory capacities are explored, as are developmental pathways. The volume examines how self-regulation shapes, and is shaped by, social relationships. Failures of self-regulation are also addressed, in chapters on addictions, overeating, compulsive spending, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Wherever possible, contributors identify implications of the research for helping people enhance their self-regulatory capacities and pursue desired goals.   New to This Edition *Incorporates significant scientific advances and many new topics. *Increased attention to the social basis of self-regulation. *Chapters on working memory, construal-level theory, temptation, executive functioning in children, self-regulation in older adults, self-harming goal pursuit, interpersonal relationships, religion, and impulsivity as a personality trait.


"Vohs and Baumeister have assembled an impressive range of contributors. Each chapter presents an authoritative viewpoint from leading researchers in the field, and all of the chapters make enjoyable and useful reading. The second edition is particularly timely because of the recent, rapid upsurge of knowledge about the relationship between brain function and self-regulation. This new knowledge is represented not just in specialized chapters devoted to the topic, but throughout the volume, as almost every contributor brings recent advances in cognitive neuroscience to bear. It is difficult to imagine how someone could be a researcher in the field of self-regulation, or a serious student of the topic, without owning a copy of this book." - David C. Funder, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, USA "In a fast-developing field with profound implications for understanding and intervening in human behavior, an up-to-date, go-to resource is invaluable. Vohs and Baumeister are eminent scientists who provide exactly that with this volume. Clinicians, prevention specialists, policymakers, and scholars will all find this book a wise and highly useful reference on an essential aspect of human nature." - Thomas Joiner, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Florida State University, USA

Part 1. Basic Regulatory Processes. C. S. Carver, M. F. Scheier, Self-Regulation of Action and Affect. S. L. Koole, L. F. van Dillen, G. Sheppes, The Self-Regulation of Emotion. D. D. Wagner, T. F. Heatherton, Giving In to Temptation: The Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience of Self-Regulatory Failure. I. M. Bauer, R. F. Baumeister, Self-Regulatory Strength. W. Mischel, O. Ayduk, Willpower in a Cognitive Affective Processing System: The Dynamics of Delay of Gratification. A. J. Rothman, A. S. Baldwin, A. W. Hertel, P. Fuglestad, Self-Regulation and Behavior Change: Disentangling Behavioral Initiation and Behavioral Maintenance. Part 2. Cognitive, Physiological, and Neurological Dimensions of Self-Regulation. E. K. Papies, H. Aarts, Nonconscious Self-Regulation, or the Automatic Pilot of Human Behavior. A. A. Scholer, E. T. Higgins, Promotion and Prevention Systems: Regulatory Focus Dynamics within Self-Regulatory Hierarchies. P. M. Gollwitzer, G. Oettingen, Planning Promotes Goal Striving. K. McRae, K. N. Ochsner, J. J. Gross, The Reason in Passion: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Emotion Regulation. W. Hofmann, M. Friese, B. J. Schmeichel, A. D. Baddeley, Working Memory and Self-Regulation. A. Ledgerwood, Y. Trope, Local and Global Evaluations: Attitudes as Self-Regulatory Guides for Near and Distant Responding. A. Fishbach, B. A. Converse, Identifying and Battling Temptation. Part 3. Development of Self-Regulation. N. Eisenberg, C. L. Smith, T. L. Spinrad, Effortful Control: Relations with Emotion Regulation, Adjustment, and Socialization in Childhood. M. R. Rueda, M. I. Posner, M. K. Rothbart, Attentional Control and Self-Regulation. C. Blair, A. Ursache, A Bidirectional Model of Executive Functions and Self-Regulation. W. von Hippel, J. D. Henry, Aging and Self-Regulation. Part 4. Social Dimension of Self-Regulation. M. R. Leary, J. Guadagno, The Sociometer, Self-Esteem, and the Regulation of Interpersonal Behavior. S. D. Calkins, E. M. Leerkes, Early Attachment Processes and the Development of Emotional Self-Regulation. C. D. Rawn, K. D. Vohs, When People Strive for Self-Harming Goals: Sacrificing Personal Health for Interpersonal Success. E. J. Finkel, G. M. Fitzsimons, The Effects of Social Relationships on Self-Regulation. G. M. Fitzsimons, E. J. Finkel, The Effects of Self-Regulation on Social Relationships. M. E. McCullough, E. C. Carter, Waiting, Tolerating, and Cooperating: Did Religion Evolve to Prop Up Humans' Self-Control Abilities? Part 5. Personality and Self-Regulation. M. K. Rothbart, L. K. Ellis, M. I. Posner, Temperament and Self-Regulation. D. Cervone, N. Mor, H. Orom, W. G. Shadel, W. D. Scott, Self-Efficacy Beliefs and the Architecture of Personality: On Knowledge, Appraisal, and Self-Regulation. C. G. DeYoung, Impulsivity as a Personality Trait. Part 6. Common Problems with Self-Regulation. M. A. Sayette, K. M. Griffin, Self-Regulatory Failure and Addiction. C. P. Herman, J. Polivy, The Self-Regulation of Eating: Theoretical and Practical Problems. R. J. Faber, K. D. Vohs, Self-Regulation and Spending: Evidence from Impulsive and Compulsive Buying. R. A. Barkley, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Self-Regulation, and Executive Functioning.

ISBN: 9781606239483
ISBN-10: 1606239481
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 19th October 2010
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.25
Weight (kg): 1.23
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition