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The ability to regulate and control our behaviors is a key accomplishment of the human species, yet the psychological mechanisms involved in self-regulation remain incompletely understood. This book presents contributions from leading international researchers who survey the most recent developments in this fascinating area. The chapters shed new light on the subtle and of ...more
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Psychology Press
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Tim Gannon
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It is composed of 19 chapters from the Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology - They cover motivational, affective and cognitive processes in self regulation. They also look at self regulation within goal oriented behavior and interpersonal processes. Some chapters were better than others but it was quite fascinating.

It posits that the mind has finite resources. If you are involved in any cognitive or affective task, it will use up some of these finite resources in the execution of those tasks.
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