Handbook of Self-Regulation

Third Edition
Research, Theory, and Applications

Edited by Kathleen D. Vohs and Roy F. Baumeister

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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

“Self-regulation is emerging as a unifying theme that bridges the biological, behavioral, and social sciences. This book presents a panoramic review of recent theoretical developments and cutting-edge research in the field. The contributors—leading self-regulation researchers—provide an in-depth exploration of the basic mechanisms underlying self-control and their implications for improving people’s pursuit of personal, interpersonal, and group goals. This is a valuable resource for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners interested in the science of self-regulation.”

—Yaacov Trope, PhD, Department of Psychology, New York University


“An all-star roster of the top researchers present their most interesting ideas on self-control: what it is, how it works, how it develops, why some are better at it than others, and why we all experience failures from time to time. This is simply essential reading for any student, scholar, or researcher wanting to understand both the basics and the cutting edge of self-regulation research. This is not a book you will possibly read in one sitting. This is a book so packed with information that you will be coming back to it again and again for years to come.”

—Nicholas Epley, PhD, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago


“Vohs and Baumeister have assembled world-renowned scholars to offer a comprehensive examination of research, theory, and practice in self-regulation. Capturing the latest thinking on self-regulation and its relation to human behavior, the third edition of the Handbook takes a fresh look at basic theory and at the contributions that research on the topic can make in multiple applied fields. I consider this the essential reader on self-regulation for both experienced and aspiring researchers in areas as diverse as social psychology, behavioral science, and cognitive neuroscience.”

—Martin S. Hagger, PhD, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Australia


“If there's one thing all psychologists agree on, it's that self-regulation matters for success. How we can foster it, though, remains an open question. In this volume, foremost scholars Vohs and Baumeister bring together diverse, state-of-the-art views in what can only be described as an integrative masterpiece. I'm certain the third edition of this handbook is destined to be a classic.”

—David DeSteno, PhD, Department of Psychology, Northeastern University

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 M.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 B. 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

VI. 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. 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


About the Editors

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, is Professor of Psychology at Florida State University and at the University of Queensland in Australia. Dr. Baumeister has written more than 600 professional publications and numerous books for professionals and the general public. His research on self-regulation addresses such topics as aggression, eating, sexuality, emotion, limited resources, addiction, free will, physiology, and task performance.

Contributors

Henk Aarts, PhD, Department of Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Amelia Aldao, PhD, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Roy F. Baumeister, PhD, Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Elliot T. Berkman, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Clancy Blair, PhD, Department of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, New York, New York

Ian A. Boggero, MS, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Julie Y. A. Cachia, MA, Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, New York

Jimmy Calanchini, BA, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California

Jessica J. Carnevale, PhD, Department of Psychology, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York

Charles S. Carver, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Kasey G. Creswell, PhD, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Erin K. Davisson, PhD, Center for the Study of Adolescent Risk and Resilience, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Colin G. DeYoung, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alta du Pont, BA, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

Angela L. Duckworth, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nancy Eisenberg, PhD, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daniel R. Evans, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Allison K. Farrell, BS, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Eli J. Finkel, PhD, Department of Psychology and the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Catrin Finkenauer, PhD, Department of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Gráinne M. Fitzsimons, PhD, Fuqua School of Business and Department of Psychology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Kentaro Fujita, PhD, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Kirsten E. Gilbert, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

Yuthika U. Girme, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Peter M. Gollwitzer, PhD, Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, New York; Faculty of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

James J. Gross, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California

June Gruber, PhD, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

Todd F. Heatherton, PhD, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Julie D. Henry, PhD, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia

Garrett Hisler, BS, Department of Psychology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Wilhelm Hofmann, PhD, Social Cognition Center Cologne, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Rick H. Hoyle, PhD, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Michael Inzlicht, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Joseph W. Kable, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Aaron C. Kay, PhD, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Sander L. Koole, PhD, Faculty of Psychology and Education, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Zlatan Krizan, PhD, Department of Psychology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Kristin Laurin, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Kim Ly, MBA, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Drew B. Mallory, MSc, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Heather M. Maranges, BS, Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Joseph T. McGuire, PhD, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Gabriele Oettingen, PhD, Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, New York; Institute of Psychology, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Nickola C. Overall, PhD, School of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Esther K. Papies, PhD, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Alex R. Piquero, PhD, Program in Criminology, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

Chad Posick, PhD, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia

Francesca Righetti, PhD, Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Andrew M. Rivers, MS, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California

Michael Rocque, PhD, Department of Sociology, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

Amanda R. Rueter, BA, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Deborah E. Rupp, PhD, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana; University of Western Cape, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Michael A. Sayette, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Michael F. Scheier, PhD, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Brandon J. Schmeichel, PhD, Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Suzanne C. Segerstrom, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Jeffrey W. Sherman, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California

Jeffry A. Simpson, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cynthia L. Smith, PhD, Department of Human Development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

Dilip Soman, PhD, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tracy L. Spinrad, PhD, Department of Family and Human Development, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Michelle R. vanDellen, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Poornima Vinoo, MBA, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kathleen D. Vohs, PhD, Department of Marketing, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

William von Hippel, PhD, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia

Dylan D. Wagner, PhD, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Keith M. Welker, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

Wendy Wood, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Audience

Researchers and students in social, cognitive, personality, developmental, and clinical psychology.

Course Use

May serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.
Previous editions published by Guilford:

Second Edition, © 2011
ISBN: 9781462509515

First Edition, © 2004
ISBN: 9781593854751
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