Handbook of Self-Regulation, Second Edition: Research, Theory, and Applications [NOOK Book]


This authoritative handbook comprehensively examines 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 reviews 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....
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This authoritative handbook comprehensively examines 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 reviews 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.
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Editorial Reviews

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"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, PhD, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Florida State University
"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. 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."—David C. Funder, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Riverside 

"After reviewing available texts for a doctoral graduate course in cognitive and affective processes, I selected the Vohs and Baumeister text, as I found it to be comprehensive, applied, and current. Students have found that the contributing authors present the material in a manner relevant to everyday life as well as clinical application."—Tim F. Branaman, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Texas School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Dallas

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606239490
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Kathleen D. Vohs, PhD, is Associate Professor of Marketing at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She holds a McKnight Presidential Fellowship and has recently been named the Board of Overseers Professor of Marketing. Dr. Vohs has more than 120 professional publications, including six books. Her research is concerned with self-regulation, particularly in regard to impulsive spending and eating, decision making, self-esteem, the fear and feeling of being duped, self-escape behaviors, and the psychology of money.

Roy F. Baumeister, PhD, holds the Eppes Professorship in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University. Dr. Baumeister has written nearly 500 professional publications, including 27 books. His research on self-regulation addresses such topics as aggression, eating, sexuality, emotion, limited resources, addiction, free will, physiology, and task performance.
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Table of Contents

I. Basic Regulatory Processes
1. Self-Regulation of Action and Affect, Charles S. Carver and Michael F. Scheier
2. The Self-Regulation of Emotion, Sander L. Koole, Lotte F. van Dillen, and Gal Sheppes
3. Giving In to Temptation: The Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience of Self-Regulatory Failure, Dylan D. Wagner and Todd F. Heatherton
4. Self-Regulatory Strength, Isabelle M. Bauer and Roy F. Baumeister
5. Willpower in a Cognitive Affective Processing System: The Dynamics of Delay of Gratification, Walter Mischel and Ozlem Ayduk
6. Self-Regulation and Behavior Change: Disentangling Behavioral Initiation and Behavioral Maintenance, Alexander J. Rothman, Austin S. Baldwin, Andrew W. Hertel, and Paul T. Fuglestad
II. Cognitive, Physiological, and Neurological Dimensions of Self-Regulation
7. Nonconscious Self-Regulation, or the Automatic Pilot of Human Behavior, Esther K. Papies and Henk Aarts
8. Promotion and Prevention Systems: Regulatory Focus Dynamics within Self-Regulatory Hierarchies, Abigail A. Scholer and E. Tory Higgins
9. Planning Promotes Goal Striving, Peter M. Gollwitzer and Gabriele Oettingen
10. The Reason in Passion: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Emotion Regulation, Kateri McRae, Kevin N. Ochsner, and James J. Gross
11. Working Memory and Self-Regulation, Wilhelm Hofmann, Malte Friese, Brandon J. Schmeichel, and Alan D. Baddeley
12. Local and Global Evaluations: Attitudes as Self-Regulatory Guides for Near and Distant Responding, Alison Ledgerwood and Yaacov Trope
13. Identifying and Battling Temptation, Ayelet Fishbach and Benjamin A. Converse
II I. Development of Self-Regulation
14. Effortful Control: Relations with Emotion Regulation, Adjustment, and Socialization in Childhood, Nancy Eisenberg, Cynthia L. Smith, and Tracy L. Spinrad
15. Attentional Control and Self-Regulation, M. Rosario Rueda, Michael I. Posner, and Mary K. Rothbart
16. A Bidirectional Model of Executive Functions and Self-Regulation, Clancy Blair and Alexandra Ursache
17. Aging and Self-Regulation, William von Hippel and Julie D. Henry
IV. Social Dimension of Self-Regulation
18. The Sociometer, Self-Esteem, and the Regulation of Interpersonal Behavior, Mark R. Leary and Jennifer Guadagno
19. Early Attachment Processes and the Development of Emotional Self-Regulation, Susan D. Calkins and Esther M. Leerkes
20. When People Strive for Self-Harming Goals: Sacrificing Personal Health for Interpersonal Success, Catherine D. Rawn and Kathleen D. Vohs
21. The Effects of Social Relationships on Self-Regulation, Eli J. Finkel and Gráinne M. Fitzsimons
22. The Effects of Self-Regulation on Social Relationships, Gráinne M. Fitzsimons and Eli J. Finkel
23. Waiting, Tolerating, and Cooperating: Did Religion Evolve to Prop Up Humans’ Self-Control Abilities?, Michael E. McCullough and Evan C. Carter
V. Personality and Self-Regulation
24. Temperament and Self-Regulation, Mary K. Rothbart, Lesa K. Ellis, and Michael I. Posner
25. Self-Efficacy Beliefs and the Architecture of Personality: On Knowledge, Appraisal, and Self-Regulation, Daniel Cervone, Nilly Mor, Heather Orom, William G. Shadel, and Walter D. Scott
26. Impulsivity as a Personality Trait, Colin G. DeYoung
VI. Common Problems with Self-Regulation
27. Self-Regulatory Failure and Addiction, Michael A. Sayette and Kasey M. Griffin
28. The Self-Regulation of Eating: Theoretical and Practical Problems, C. Peter Herman and Janet Polivy
29. Self-Regulation and Spending: Evidence from Impulsive and Compulsive Buying, Ronald J. Faber and Kathleen D. Vohs
30. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Self-Regulation, and Executive Functioning, Russell A. Barkley
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