Psychology of Self-Control: New Research


Carroll Saunders (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000

Self-control is an important aspect of human daily functioning. Humans must choose how to respond in stressful or emotional situations while simultaneously trying to limit poor decision-making. Effective self-control bolsters the ability to delay gratification, regulate social behaviors, mitigate mistakes, and make decisions. However, many variables can affect the human ability to utilize these attributes. This book provides new research on the psychology of self-control. The first chapter examines sleep habits and self-control. Chapter Two reviews student engagement in academic dishonesty and its link to a lack of self-control. Chapter Three provides a review of the studies that have focused on the relation between self-control and performance. The final chapter reviews research on self-control demands and present empirical evidence on interindividual and intraindividual resources, which buffer the adverse impact of self-control demands on employees’ well-being. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Sleep Habits and Self-Control: Possible Interactions between Sleep and Daily Decision Making
June J. Pilcher and Drew M. Morris (Department of Psychology, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA)

Chapter 2. Does Student Engagement in Academic Dishonesty Suggest a Lack of Self-Control?
Marcus A. Henning, Yan Chen and Susan J. Hawken (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Chapter 3. The Pursuit of Success and Excellence: Self-Control in Achievement Contexts
José Fernando A. Cruz and Rui Manuel Sofia (Centre of Research in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Resources Buffering the Day-Specific Relations between Work-Related Self-Control Demands and Employee Well-Being
Wladislaw Rivkin and Klaus-Helmut Schmidt (Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany)


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