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Handbook of Self-Regulation: Research, Theory, and Applications

Handbook of Self-Regulation: Research, Theory, and Applications

by Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs


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ISBN-13: 9781572309913
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 02/04/2004
Pages: 574
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Roy F. Baumeister, PhD, holds the Eppes Professorship in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University. He has also taught and conducted research at the University of California at Berkeley, Case Western Reserve University, University of Texas, University of Virginia, the Max-Planck Institute in Munich (Germany), and Stanford's Center for Advanced Study. Dr. Baumeister has contributed nearly 300 professional publications (including 15 books), spanning such topics as self and identity, performance under pressure, self-control, self-esteem, finding meaning in life, sexuality, aggression and violence, suicide, interpersonal processes, social rejection, the need to belong, and human nature. His research on self-regulation has been funded for many years by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Kathleen D. Vohs, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She most recently held the Canada Research Chair in Marketing Science and Consumer Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Vohs has conducted research on self-regulation at the University of Utah and Case Western Reserve University under a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. She has over 60 professional publications that focus on understanding processes related to self-regulation, self-esteem, interpersonal functioning, and bulimic symptomatology. Her research has been extended to the domains of chronic dieting, sexuality, and personal spending and savings.


Table of Contents

1. Understanding Self-Regulation: An Introduction, Vohs and Baumeister
I. Basic Regulatory Processes
2. Self-Regulation of Action and Affect, Carver
3. Affect Regulation, Larsen and Prizmic
4. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Self-Regulation,
Banfield, Wyland, Macrae, Münte, and Heatherton
5. Self-Regulatory Strength, Schmeichel and Baumeister
6. Willpower in a Cognitive-Affective Processing System: The Dynamics of Delay of Gratification,
Mischel and Ayduk
7. Self-Regulation and Behavior Change: Disentangling Behavioral Initiation and Behavioral Maintenance, Rothman, Baldwin, and Hertel
II. Cognitive, Physiological, and Neurological Dimensions of Self-Regulation
8. Automatic Self-Regulation, Fitzsimons and Bargh
9. Promotion and Prevention Strategies for Self-Regulation: A Motivated Cognition Perspective,
Higgins and Spiegel
10. Self-Efficacy Beliefs and the Architecture of Personality: On Knowledge, Appraisal, and Self-Regulation, Cervone, Mor, Orom, Shadel, and Scott
11. Planning and Implementation of Goals, Gollwitzer, Fujita, and Oettingen
12. Thinking Makes It So: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Emotion Regulation,
Ochsner and Gross
III. Development of Self-Regulation13. Effortful Control: Relations with Emotion Regulation, Adjustment, and Socialization in Childhood, Eisenberg, Smith, Sadovsky, and Spinrad
14. Attentional Control and Self-Regulation,
Rueda, Posner, and Rothbart
15. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Self-Regulation: Taking an Evolutionary Perspective on Executive Functioning, Barkley
16. Early Attachment Processes and the Development of Emotional Self-Regulation, Calkins
17. The Development of Self-Regulation in Young Children: Individual Characteristics and Environmental Contexts, McCabe, Cunnington, and Brooks-Gunn
18. Temperament and Self-Regulation, Rothbart, Ellis, and Posner
IV. The Interpersonal Dimension of Self-Regulation
19. The Sociometer, Self-Esteem, and the Regulation of Interpersonal Behavior, Leary
20. Interpersonal Functioning Requires Self-Regulation, Vohs and Ciarocco
V. Individual Differences and Self-Regulation
21. Gender and Self-Regulation, Nolen-Hoeksema and Corte
22. Self-Regulation: Context-Appropriate Balanced Attention, MacCoon, Wallace, and Newman
VI. Everyday Problems with Self-Regulation
23. Self-Regulatory Failure and Addiction, Sayette
24. Alcohol and Self-Regulation, Hull and Slone
25. The Self-Regulation of Eating: Theoretical and Practical Problems, Herman and Polivy
26. To Buy or Not to Buy?: Self-Control and Self-Regulatory Failure in Purchase Behavior, Faber and Vohs
27. Self-Control and Sexual Behavior, Wiederman
28. Self-Control and Crime, Hirschi


Researchers and students in social, cognitive, personality, and clinical psychology. Serves as a text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

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