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Personality and Control

Edited by Philip J. Corr, Malgorzata Fajkowska, Michael W. Eysenck and Agata Wytykowska

Personality and Control
Hardback, 224 pages £53.00
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9780989824958
Format: 228mm x 152mm
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Subjects: Eliot Werner Publications, Psychology
Series: EWP Warsaw Lectures in Personality and Social Psychology

Volume 4 of this innovative series on social and personality psychology showcases the rapid advances being made in the science of cognitive and behavioural control, seen in their experimental (e.g. brain studies) and everyday (e.g. emotion regulation) varieties. Reflecting the nature of this topic, the book is divided into two parts. The first part, "Basic Models of Control," explores fundamental brain-behavioural mechanisms and extends these to consider the alluring but still mysterious nature of consciousness. Part II, "Complex Models of Control," discusses adaptive (e.g. musical performance) and maladaptive (anxiety and depression) aspects of self-regulation.

Introduction: Personality and Control


The Conscious Control of Behavior: Revisiting Gray's Comparator Model

Philip J. Corr and Ezequiel Morsella

The Subjective Aspects of Self-Control: Theory and Experimental Paradigms

Pareezad Zarolia, Jessica J. Tomory, Howard J. Rosen, and Ezequiel Morsella

The Dissimilarity Focus as an Attentional Mode of BIS-Related Comparator Function

Agata Wytykowska, Philip J. Corr, and Malgorzata Fajkowska


Personality and Control: The Cognitive Orientation Approach

Shulamith Kreitler

Processes of Control in Musical Practice and Performance: An Integrative Approach

Joanna Kantor-Martynuska

Anxiety, Depression, and Cognitive Control

Michael W. Eysenck

What Do Impulsive Aggression, Sensation Seeking, and Risk of Depression Have in Common? Serotonergic Functioning and Dual Process Models of Behavioral Control

Charles S. Carver

Name Index

Subject Index

'This timely, wonderful, and thought-provoking work tackles the interface between two of the grandest problems of human nature-namely, control and personality. Understanding how individual mental systems differ adds a vital dimension to psychology of control. This book will challenge and inform anyone wishing to appreciate how human beings function and how they differ.' (Roy F. Baumeister, Francis Eppes Professor of Psychology, Florida State University)

Philip J. Corr, Professor of Psychology, City University London

Michael W. Eysenck, Roehampton University, Whitelands College, London

Malgorzata Fajkowska, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities and Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Tomasz Maruszewski, Polish Academy of Sciences and Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 224 pages
 228mm x 152mm

BIC Code:
  PSY000000, PSY031000
 Eliot Werner Publications


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