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Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain

Ran Hassin, Kevin Ochsner, and Yaacov Trope


This book presents social, cognitive, and neuroscientific approaches to the study of self-control, connecting recent work in cognitive and social psychology with recent advances in cognitive and social neuroscience. It consists of three sections: The Social, The Mental, and The Brain. The “Mental” section is the book's anchor, examining within-individual self-control processes at all levels, from low-level attention to motivation and motivational systems. The “Social” section looks at group processes, broadly defined, and how groups and societies (attempt to) resolve conflicts between their gl ... More

Keywords: self control, society, mind, brain, social psychology, social neuroscience, low-level attention, motivation, motivational systems, group processes

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195391381
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ran Hassin, editor
The Hebrew University

Kevin Ochsner, editor
Columbia University

Yaacov Trope, editor
New York University

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PART I Neural

CHAPTER 4 Control in the Regulation of Intergroup Bias

David M. Amodio, and Patricia G. Devine

PART II Mental

CHAPTER 9 Working Memory Capacity: Self-control Is (in) the Goal

James M. Broadway, Thomas S. Redick, and Randall W. Engle

CHAPTER 10 The Dynamic Control of Human Actions

Florian Waszak, Anne Springer, and Wolfgang Prinz

CHAPTER 13 Self-Control Over Automatic Associations

Karen Gonsalkorale, Jeffrey W. Sherman, and Thomas J. Allen

CHAPTER 15 The Power of Planning: Self-Control by Effective Goal-striving

Peter M. Gollwitzer, Caterina Gawrilow, and Gabriele Oettingen

CHAPTER 19 Implicit Control of Stereotype Activation

Gordon B. Moskowitz, and Peizhong Li

CHAPTER 20 Ego Depletion and the Limited Resource Model of Self-Control

Nicole L. Mead, Jessica L. Alquist, and Roy F. Baumeister


CHAPTER 24 Self-Control in Groups

John M. Levine, Kira Alexander, and Thomas Hansen