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The Routledge International Handbook of Self-Control in Health and Well-Being

Concepts, Theories, and Central Issues

Edited by: Denise de Ridder , Marieke Adriaanse , Kentaro Fujita

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138123861
eBook ISBN: 9781315648576
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The ability to prioritise long-term goals above short-term gratifications is crucial to living a healthy and happy life. We are bombarded with temptations, whether from fast-food or faster technologies, but the psychological capacity to manage our lives within such a challenging environment has far-reaching implications for the well-being not only of the individual, but also society as a whole.

The Routledge International Handbook of Self-Control in Health and Wellbeing is the first comprehensive handbook to map this burgeoning area of research by applying it to health outcomes and personal well-being. Including contributions from leading scholars worldwide, the book incorporates new research findings that suggest that simply inhibiting our immediate impulses isn?t the whole story; there may be more options to improve self-control than simply by suppressing the ego.

Divided into six coherent sections, the book provides an overview of the research base before discussing a range of interventions to help improve self-control in different contexts, from smoking or drinking too much to developing self-control over aggression or spending money. The only definitive handbook on this far-reaching topic, this essential work will appeal to researchers and students across health and social psychology, as well as related health sciences.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Self-control in health and well-being Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Attentional and motivational mechanisms of self-control Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Proactive and reactive self-control Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Positioning self-control in a dual-systems framework Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The use of reward cue-reactivity in predicting real-world self-control failure Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Ego-depletion, self-control tasks, and the sequential task paradigm in health behavior Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Measurement of self-control by self-report Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The health consequences of intertemporal preferences Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Assessing self-control Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The neuroscience of self-control Download PDF
Chapter  11:  What limits self-control? Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Implicit theories about willpower and their implications for health and well-being Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Working memory capacity and self-control Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Combatting temptation to promote health and well-being Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Broadening mental horizons to resist temptation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The sense of agency in health and well-being Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Justification as antecedent and consequence of self-control failure Download PDF
Chapter  18:  2Hyperopia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The self-control of eating behavior Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Self-control and alcohol consumption Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Desire, higher-order sexual health goals, and self-control in sexual behavior and sexual risk Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Self-control and physical activity Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The role of self-control in sleep behavior Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Self-control in smoking cessation Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Emotion regulation and self-control Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Self-regulation and aggression Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Examining the role of self-regulatory strength in family violence Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The effects of managing discrimination experiences on self-control, health, and well-being Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Self-distancing Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Self-control in consumer spending decisions Download PDF
Chapter  31:  How self-control promotes health through relationships Download PDF
Chapter  32:  A meta-analysis of improving self-control with practice Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Health behavior change by self-regulation of goal pursuit Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Mindfulness as an intervention to improve self-control Download PDF
Chapter  35:  How to foster health and well-being when self-control is low Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Training cognitive-motivational processes underlying self-control in addiction Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The nudging approach to health and wellbeing Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Exploiting exposure to temptation to support self-control Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Self-affirmation and self-control Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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