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Affective Modulation of Executive Control
Emotions are pervasive in daily life, and a rich literature has documented how emotional stimuli and events disrupt ongoing processing and place heightened demands on control. Yet the executive control mechanisms ...
A Laboratory Investigation of Mindfulness and Reappraisal As Emotion Regulation Strategies
Effective emotion regulation plays an important role in psychological health. Two commonly-researched emotion regulation strategies are reappraisal, a cognitive change-based strategy, and mindfulness, an acceptance-based ...
Do Individual Differences in Authenticity Influence the Magnitude and Affective Consequences of Self-Discrepancies?
Theories of self-regulation address the continuous process in which individuals compare their behavior to salient goals or standards. Two well-known theories of self-regulation, self-discrepancy theory (SDT) and regulatory ...
Socioeconomic Stress by Dopamine Receptor 2 Gene Interactions in the Development of Obesity
Background: Previous research suggests that early life socioeconomic stress and certain genetic polymorphisms may be partly associated with increased adiposity; however, research on both genetic and environmental predictors ...
Jealousy in Close Relationships Among Emerging Adults
Using a mix of quantitative and qualitative measures, the current study examines how jealousy is experienced and expressed in close peer relationships during emerging adulthood. 193 college student participants (94 males, ...
What Do We Know About Joint Attention in Shared Book Reading? An Eye-tracking Intervention Study
Joint attention is critical for social learning activities such as parent-child shared book reading. However, there is a potential disassociation of attention when the adult reads texts while the child looks at pictures. ...
Contributions Of the Human Medial Prefrontal Cortex To Associative Recognition Memory: Evidence From Functional Neuroimaging
Neuroimaging studies of episodic memory, or memory of events from our personal past, have predominantly focused their attention on medial temporal lobe (MTL). There is growing acknowledgement however, from the cognitive ...
TIRED OF PREJUDICE: THE SELF-REGULATORY EFFECT OF DISCRIMINATION ON HEALTH-RELATED BEHAVIORS
(ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 2010-04)
Developmental Programming of Brain and Behavior: A Role for the Innate Immune System of the Placenta and Brain?
The field of "perinatal programming" has increasingly implicated an adverse early-life environment in the etiology of many chronic health problems and mental disorders. The following dissertation research is based on the ...
Determinants and Implications of Self-perceived Authenticity: Beliefs About Authenticity and Reactions to Behavioral Incongruence
Although many perspectives suggest that authenticity is important for well-being, people do not always have direct access to the psychological processes that produce their behaviors and, thus, are not able to judge whether ...