Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain

Hardcover | April 23, 2010

EditorRan Hassin, Kevin Ochsner, Yaacov Trope

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How do we - societies and individuals alike - (sometimes) manage to act in line with our high priority goals when faced with tempting-yet-conflicting alternatives? In other words, how do we (sometimes) resolve a conflict between a superordinate, global goal and a subordinate, local one, and doso in favor of the global goal? These types of self-control dilemmas can be found in many contexts and may be described at many levels of analysis. Examples include the dilemmas faced by groups fostering cooperation among their members, when defection is more beneficial for each individual; dietersresisting a tempting cake, and the cognitive system trading off speed for accuracy in conflict tasks like the Stroop. 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 theirglobal goals and the individual's self interest. The "Brain" section explores the brain processes that underlie self control attempts and speak directly to mental-level processes. In bringing together multiple perspectives on self-control dilemmas from internationally renowned researchers within various allied disciplines, this will be the first single-reference volume to illustrate the richness, depth, and breadth of the research in the new field of self control.

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How do we - societies and individuals alike - (sometimes) manage to act in line with our high priority goals when faced with tempting-yet-conflicting alternatives? In other words, how do we (sometimes) resolve a conflict between a superordinate, global goal and a subordinate, local one, and doso in favor of the global goal? These types...

Ran Hassin is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Hebrew University. Kevin Ochsner currently is Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia University. Yaacov Trope has been a Professor of Psychology at New York University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:April 23, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Neural1. Marie K. Krug and Cameron S. Carter: Anterior Cingulate Cortex Contributions to Cognitive and Emotional Processing: A General Purpose Mechanism for Cognitive Control and Self-Control2. Lesley K. Fellows: Damaged self, damaged control: A component process analysis of the effects of frontal lobe damage on human decision making3. Jennifer S. Beer: Working Hard or Hardly Working for those Rose-colored Glasses?: Behavioral and Neural Evidence for the Automatic Nature of Unrealistically Positive Self-Perceptions4. David M. Amodio and Patricia G. Devine: Control in the regulation of intergroup bias5. Ethan Kross, Kevin Ochsner: Integrating Research on Self-Control across Multiple Levels of Analysis: Insights from Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience6. Jason Buhle, Tor Wager, Ed Smith: Using the Stroop Task to Study Emotion Regulation7. Hannah S. Locke and Todd S. Braver: Motivational Influences on Cognitive Control: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective8. Jessica R. Cohen and Matthew D. Lieberman: The Common Neural Basis of Exerting Self-Control in Multiple DomainsMental9. James M. Broadway, Thomas S. Redick, Randall W. Engle: Working Memory Capacity: Self-control is (in) the Goal10. Florian Waszak, Anne Springer, Wolfgang Prinz: The Dynamic Control of Human Actions11. Nachshon Meiran: Task switching: Mechanisms underlying rigid vs. flexible self control12. Deborah L. Hall, B. Keith Payne: Unconscious influences of attitudes and challenges to self-control13. Karen Gonsalkorale, Jeffrey W. Sherman, and Thomas J. Allen: Self-control over Automatic Associations14. Carey K. Morewedge, Kurt Gray and Daniel M. Wegner: Perish the Forethought: Premeditation Engenders Misperceptions of Personal Control15. Peter M. Gollwitzer, Caterina Gawrilow, Gabriele Oettingen: The Power of Planning: Self-Control by Effective Goal Striving16. Arie W. Kruglanski and Catalina Kopetz: Unpacking the Self Control Dilemma and Its Modes of Resolution17. Abigail A. Scholer and E. Tory Higgins: Conflict and Control at Different Levels of Self-Regulation18. Eran Magen and James J. Gross: Getting Our Act Together: Toward a General Model of Self-Control19. Gordon B. Moskowitz, Peizhong Li: Implicit Control of Stereotype Activation20. Nicole L. Mead, Jessica L. Alquist, Roy F. Baumeister: Ego Depletion and the Limited Resource Model of Self-Control21. Ayelet Fishbach, Benjamin Converse: Walking the Line between Goals and Temptations: Asymmetric Effects of Counteractive Control22. Kentaro Fujita, Yaacov Trope, Nira Liberman: Seeing the Big Picture: A Construal Level Analysis of Self-Control23. Ethan Kross, Walter Mischel: From Stimulus Control to Self-Control: Towards an Integrative Understanding of the Processes Underlying WillpowerSocial24. John M. Levine, Kira Alexander, and Thomas Hansen: Self-Control in Groups25. Tom R. Tyler: Justice and the psychology of self-control26. Irina Feygina, Rachel E. Goldsmith, John T. Jost: System Justification and the Disruption of Environmental Goal-Setting: A Self-Regulatory Perspective27. Howard Rachlin: Teleological Behaviorism and the Problem of Self Control