Self-Control and Emotion Regulation

The ability to effectively control our thoughts, feelings, and behavior is relevant to nearly every aspect of our lives. Research in our lab is actively exploring how this basic human capacity develops and operates in different contexts including close relationships, addiction, and various forms of psychopathology. To learn more about work explore the sample publications, below.

Sample Publications

Berman, M.G., Yourganov, G., Askren, M.K., Ayduk, O., Casey, B.J., Gotlib, I., Kross, E., McIntosh, R., Strother, S., Wilson, N.L., Zayas, V., Mischel, W., Shoda, Y., & Jonides, J. (2013). Dimensionality of brain networks linked to life-long individual differences in self-control. Nature Communications, 4.

Mischel, W., Ayduk, O., Berman, M., Casey, B.J., Gotlib, I., Jonides, J., Kross, E., Wilson, N., Zayas, V., & Shoda, Y. (2011). Willpower over the life span: decomposing self-regulation. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 6(2), 252-256.

Kober, H., Mende-Siedlecki, P., Kross, E., Mischel, W., Hart, C.L., & Ochsner, K.N. (2010). Prefrontal-striatal pathway underlies cognitive regulation of craving. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(33), 14811-14816.

Kross, E., & Ochsner, K. (2010). Integrating research on self-control across multiple levels of analysis: A social cognitive neuroscience approach. In R. Hassin, K. Ochsner, & Y. Trope. (Eds.), From Society to Brain: The New Sciences of Self-Control, (pp. 76-92). New York: Oxford University Press.

Kross, E., Mischel, W., & Shoda, Y., & (2010). Enabling self-control: A cognitive affective processing system (CAPS) approach to problematic behavior. In J. Maddux & J. Tangney (Eds.), Social Psychological Foundations of Clinical Psychology, (pp. 375-394). New York: Guilford Press. New York: Guilford.