The Handbook of Mental Control / Edition 1

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For the first time, this volume brings together the research and theories of psychologists whose work explores the processes and strategies that are involved when people attempt to control their own thoughts, moods, and behavior. It covers the multiple dimensions of mental control - its causes, consequences, and components, and draws on current research within social, personality, cognitive, developmental, and clinical psychology. For professionals in the field of behavior analysis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133792805
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Series: Century Psychology Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Changing Our Minds: An Introduction to Mental Control, Daniel M. Wegner and James W. Pennebaker.

2. Mental Control: Lessons from Our Past, David J. Schneider.


3. Social Foundations of Mental Control, Daniel M. Wegner and Ralph Erber.

4. Assent of Man: Mental Representation and the Control of Belief, Daniel T. Gilbert.

5. The Self-Regulation of Memory: For Better and For Worse, With and Without Hypnosis, John F. Kihlstrom and Terrence M. Barnhardt.

6. Repression: The Mechanism and the Defense, Matthew Hugh Erdelyi.

7. Controlling One's Stream of Thought through Perceptual and Reflective Processing, George A. Bonanno and Jerome L. Singer.

8. Lost Mental Control and Exaggerated Social Control: Social-Cognitive and Psychoanalytic Speculations, Susan T. Fiske and Edward J. Emery.


9. Social Mechanisms of Constraint, James W. Pennebaker.

10. Worry: Unwanted Cognitive Activity that Controls Unwanted Somatic Experience, Lizabeth Roemer and Thomas D. Borkovec.

11. The Mental Control of Depression: Psychological Obstacles to Emotional Well-being, Richard M. Wenzlaff.

12. Emotional Intelligence and the Self-Regulation of Affect, Peter Salovey, Christopher K. Hsee, and John D. Mayer.

13. Beyond Hedonism: Motives for Inhibiting Good Moods and for Maintaining Bad Moods, W. G. Parrott.

14. Sex Differences in Control of Depression, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema.

15. Positive Illusions and Affect Regulation, Shelley E. Taylor, Heidi A. Wayment, and Mary A. Collins.

16. Clinical Approaches to Mood Control, Eric Klinger.

17. Mental Control of Angry Aggression, Dolf Zillmann.

18. Controlling Anger: Self-Induced Emotion Change, Dianne M. Tice and Roy F. Baumeister.

19. Sensate Body, Directive Mind: Physical Sensations and Mental Control, Delia Cioffi.


20. Mental Calibration: Forging a Working Relationship between Mind and Action, Robin R. Vallacher.

21. How Individuals Control Their Own Minds: A Constructive Narrative Perspective, Donald Meichenbaum and Geoffrey T. Fong.

22. Mental Control of Eating: Excitatory and Inhibitory Food Thoughts, C. Peter Herman and Janet Polivy.

23. Behavioral Disinhibition Versus Constraint: A Dispositional Perspective, David Watson and Lee Anna Clark.

24. Goal Conflict and the Self-Regulation of Action, Robert A. Emmons, Laura A. King, and Ken Sheldon.

25. Wanting but Not Having: The Effects of Unattained Goals on Thoughts and Feelings, Leonard L. Martin, Abraham Tesser, and William D. McIntosh.

26. Bypassing the Will: The Automatization of Affirmations, Delroy L. Paulhus.

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