Handbook of Self-Regulation, Third Edition Research, Theory, and Applications

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-07-01
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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From leading authorities, this significantly revised and expanded handbook is a highly regarded reference in a rapidly growing field. It thoroughly examines the conscious and unconscious processes by which people manage their behavior and emotions, control impulses, and strive toward desired goals. Chapters explore such vital issues as why certain individuals have better self-control than others; how self-regulation shapes, and is shaped by, social relationships; underlying brain mechanisms and developmental pathways; and which interventions can improve people’s self-control. The volume also addresses self-regulatory failures and their consequences, with chapters on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, criminality, addictions, and money management challenges. As a special bonus, purchasers of the third edition can download a supplemental e-book featuring two notable, highly cited chapters from the second edition.

New to This Edition
*Incorporates current topic areas, theories, and empirical findings.
*Updated throughout, with 21 new chapters and numerous new authors.
*Cutting-edge topics: implicit self-regulation processes, the role of physical needs and processes (such as the importance of sleep), the benefits of dampening positivity, the frequency and consequences of emotional control in the workplace, and self-regulation training.
*Expanded coverage of motivational factors, romantic relationships, and lapses of self-control.
*Supplemental e-book featuring selected chapters from the prior edition.

Author Biography

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 is 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.

Table of Contents

I. Basic Regulatory Processes
1. Self Regulation of Action and Affect, Charles S. Carver & Michael F. Scheier
2. The Self Regulation of Emotion: Theoretical and Empirical Advances, Sander L. Koole & Amelia Aldao
3. Self Control and Ego Depletion, Heather Maranges & Roy F. Baumeister
4. Self Regulation of Implicit Social Cognition, Andrew M. Rivers, Jimmy Calanchini, & Jeffrey W. Sherman
5. Desire and Self Regulation, Wilhelm Hofmann & Kathleen D. Vohs
6. The Role of Habits in Self Control, Wendy Wood
II. Cognitive, Physiological, and Neurological Dimensions of Self Regulation
7. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Self Regulatory Failure, Dylan D. Wagner & Todd F. Heatherton
8. Pause and Plan: The Physiology of Self Regulation, Suzanne C. Segerstrom, Ian A. Boggero, & Daniel R. Evans
9. Consensus versus Anarchy in the Senate of the Mind: On the Roles of High Level versus Low Level Construal in Self Control, Jessica J. Carnevale & Kentaro Fujita
10. Beyond Limited Resources: Self Control Failure as the Product of Shifting Priorities, Michael Inzlicht & Brandon J. Schmeichel
11. The Essential Role of Sleep in Self Regulation, Zlatan Krizan & Garret Hisler
12. Automatic Self Regulation: From Habit to Goal Pursuit, Esther K. Papies & Henk Aarts
13. Planning Promotes Goal Striving, Peter M. Gollwitzer & Gabrielle Oettingen
III. Social, Organizational, and Cultural Dimensions of Self Regulation
14. Trust and the Perception of Self Control: Knowing When to Trust Others, Catrin Finkenauer & Francesca Righetti
15. Self Regulation as a Transactive Process: Reconceptualizing the Unit of Analysis for Goal Setting, Pursuit, and Outcomes, Eli J. Finkel, Gráinne M. Fitzsimons, & Michelle R. vanDellen
16. Regulation Processes in Romantic Relationships, Jeffry A. Simpson, Nickola C. Overall, Allison K. Farrell, & Yuthika U. Girme
17. Religion and Self Regulation: Integrating Skills Based and Motivation Based Accounts, Kristin Laurin & Aaron C. Kay
18. Focusing in on the Emotion Laborer: Emotion Regulation at Work, Drew Mallory & Deborah E. Rupp
IV. Personality and Self Regulation
19. Impulsivity as a Personality Trait, Colin G. DeYoung & Amanda R. Rueter
20. The Emerging Field of Positive Emotion Dysregulation, Alta du Pont, Keith Welker, Kirsten E. Gilbert, & June Gruber
21. Grit: Sustained Self Regulation in the Service of Superordinate Goals, Lauren Eskreis Winkler, James J. Gross, & Angela L. Duckworth
22. Varieties of Self Control and Their Personality Correlates, Rick H. Hoyle & Erin K. Davisson
V. Development and Self Regulation
23. The Development of Executive Functions and Self Regulation: A Bidirectional Psychobiological Model, Clancy Blair
24. Self Regulation Training, Elliot T. Berkman
25. Effortful Control: Relations with Emotion Regulation, Adjustment, and Socialization in Childhood, Nancy Eisenberg, Cynthia L. Smith, & Tracy L. Spinrad
26. Aging and Self Regulation, William von Hippel & Julie D. Henry
V. Self Regulation Challenges
27. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Self Regulation: Taking an Evolutionary Perspective on Executive Functioning, Russell A. Barkley
28. Self Control and Crime: Theory, Research, and Remaining Puzzles, Michael Rocque, Chad Posick, & Alex R. Piquero
29. Deciding to Curtail Persistence, Joseph T. McGuire & Joseph W. Kable
30. The Problems with Positive Thinking and How to Overcome Them, Gabriele Oettingen & Julie Y. A. Cachia
31. Self Regulatory Failure and Addiction, Michael A. Sayette & Kasey G. Creswell
32. The Role of Self Regulation in Financial Well Being, Poornima Vinoo, Kim Ly, & Dilip Soman

Supplemental E-Book Featuring Selected Chapters from the Second Edition:
*Self-Efficacy Beliefs and the Architecture of Personality: On Knowledge, Appraisal, and Self-Regulation, Daniel Cervone, Nilly Mor, Heather Orom, William G. Shadel, & Walter D. Scott
*Promotion and Prevention Systems: Regulatory Focus Dynamics within Self-Regulatory Hierarchies, Abigail A. Scholer & E. Tory Higgins

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