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Handbook of Biobehavioral Approaches to Self-Regulation

Editors: Gendolla, Guido H.E., Tops, Mattie, Koole, Sander L. (Eds.)

  • ​First book to focus on biological processes of self-regulation
  • Covers basic research and applications
  • Contributions by international leading researchers
  • Includes a range of theoretical approaches
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​How can people master their own thoughts, feelings, and actions? This question is central to the scientific study of self-regulation. The behavioral side of self-regulation has been extensively investigated over the last decades, but the biological machinery that allows people to self-regulate has mostly remained vague and unspecified. Handbook of Biobehavioral Approaches to Self-Regulation corrects this imbalance. Moving beyond traditional mind-body dualities, the various contributions in the book examine how self-regulation becomes established in cardiovascular, hormonal, and central nervous systems. Particular attention is given to the dynamic interplay between affect and cognition in self-regulation. The book also addresses the psychobiology of effort, the impact of depression on self-regulation, the development of self-regulation, and the question what causes self-regulation to succeed or fail. These novel perspectives provide readers with a new, biologically informed understanding of self-awareness and self-agency. Among the topics being covered are:

  • Self-regulation in an evolutionary perspective.
  • The muscle metaphor in self-regulation in the light of current theorizing on muscle physiology.
  • From distraction to mindfulness: psychological and neural mechanisms of attention strategies in self-regulation.
  • Self-regulation in social decision-making: a neurobiological perspective.
  • Mental effort: brain and autonomic correlates in health and disease.
  • A basic and applied model of the body-mind system.

Handbook of Biobehavioral Approaches to Self-Regulation provides a wealth of theoretical insights into self-regulation, with great potential for future applications for improving self-regulation in everyday life settings, including education, work, health, and interpersonal relationships. The book highlights a host of exciting new ideas and directions and is sure to provoke a great deal of thought and discussion among researchers, practitioners, and graduate-level students in psychology, education, neuroscience, medicine, and behavioral economics.

About the authors

Guido H.E. Gendolla is Professor of Psychology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where he holds the chair for motivation psychology and directs the Geneva Motivation Lab. He earned his diploma in psychology (corresponding to MA) and his PhD at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, and his habilitation in psychology at the University of Erlangen, Germany. Gendolla’s research focuses on human motivation and explicit and implicit affect and is mainly concerned with involved psychophysiological processes. Most of his recent research activity was centered on implicit influences in the self-regulation of effort. He has authored numerous publications and his research has been supported by various grants of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Swiss National Funds.

Mattie Tops is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the VU University Amsterdam. He earned his diploma in psychology (corresponding to MA) at the Radboud University Nijmegen and his PhD at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on the topics motivation and stress coping. Tops’ research focuses on stress (coping) hormones and brain mechanisms of self-regulation. His research has been supported by grants from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO).

Sander L. Koole is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the VU University Amsterdam. He has published many articles and book chapters on the topics emotion regulation and self-regulation. He has co-edited the Handbook of Experimental Existential Psychology and special issues in Social Cognition and Cognition and Emotion. His research has been supported by grants from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO) and the Templeton Foundation. He has been a residential fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Koole’s research was recognized in 2011 by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council, a grant that is awarded to researchers with the proven potential to become leaders in their field.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Introduction: Grounding Self-Regulation in the Brain and Body

    Gendolla, Guido H.E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • An Evolving View of the Structure of Self-Regulation

    Carver, Charles S. (et al.)

    Pages 9-23

  • Self-Regulation in an Evolutionary Perspective

    Del Giudice, Marco

    Pages 25-41

  • Self-Regulatory Strength: Neural Mechanisms and Implications for Training

    Lopez, Richard B. (et al.)

    Pages 43-54

  • The Muscle Metaphor in Self-Regulation in the Light of Current Theorizing on Muscle Physiology

    Richter, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 55-67

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eBook $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1236-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $349.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1235-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4771-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Biobehavioral Approaches to Self-Regulation
Editors
  • Guido H.E. Gendolla
  • Mattie Tops
  • Sander L. Koole
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1236-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1236-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1235-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4771-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 421
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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