Losing Control How and Why People Fail at Self-Regulation

ISBN-10: 0120831406
ISBN-13: 9780120831401
Edition: 1994
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Book details

List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 11/7/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 307
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Roy F. Baumeister is the Eppes Eminent Professor of Psychology and head of the social psychology graduate program at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Princeton in 1978 and did a postdoctoral fellowship in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. Baumeister has worked at Case Western Reserve University, as well as the University of Texas, University of Virginia, Max-Planck-Institute, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Baumeister's has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and from the Templeton Foundation. His research spans the areas of self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal rejection and the need to belong, sexuality and gender, aggression, self-esteem, meaning, and self-presentation. He is the author of nearly 400 publications. His books include Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty , The Cultural Animal , Meanings of Life and Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength.

Basic Issues: Introduction
Self-Regulation Failure in Social and Theoretical Context
General Patterns and Mechanisms of Self-Regulation Failure
Controlling Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions: Task Performance and Self-Regulation Failure: Blowing It Self-Management: Taking Care of Yourself
Thoughts Out of Control
Failure to Control Emotions and Moods
Controlling Impulses and Appetities: Impulses and Appetites
Alcohol Consumption and Abuse
Eating Too Much
Smoking
A Sampler of Other Behavioral Control Problems: Gambling, Shopping, and Aggression
Conclusion: Self Regulation: Propects, Problems, and Promises
References
Subject Index

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