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

Kathleen D. Vohs, Roy F. Baumeister

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherGuilford Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-60623-949-0
StatePublished - 2011


  • Medical / Psychiatry / General
  • Psychology / Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology / Personality
  • Psychology / Social Psychology


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