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Social Conflict and Self-Control

Title: Social Conflict and Self-Control.
Name(s): Seymour, Nicole, author
Department of Psychology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The present research tested the hypothesis that social conflict impairs self-control. Previous research has shown that self-control relies on limited resources, and that many behaviors that are likely involved in social conflict (emotion control, self-presentation, and accommodative behavior) consume self-control resources. Study 1 tested the hypothesis that individuals who reported greater conflict in the past week (as measured by the TENSE; (Finch, Okun, Pool, & Ruehlman, 1999)) would perform more poorly on a measure of state self-control than individuals who reported less conflict in the past week. Contrary to our hypothesis, self-reported conflict was not a significant predictor of state self-control. Study 2 included a manipulation of depletion in order to test the hypothesis that the effect of social conflict on self-control would be apparent when self-control resources were low. Contrary to our hypothesis, the level of social conflict did not significantly predict self-control performance, even when participants were depleted. However, in Study 2 (though not in Study 1), individuals with low trait self-control did report experiencing more social conflict than individuals with high trait self-control.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0237 (IID)
Keywords: Social Conflict, Self-control, Self regulation
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: April 24, 2013.
Subject(s): Psychiatry
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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