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Transfer of value from fit.
Five studies tested whether the value experienced from regulatory fit can transfer to a subsequent evaluation of an object, and the findings supported a value confusion account of transfer.
Enjoying Goal-Directed Action: The Role of Regulatory Fit
We propose that the fit between an action's strategic orientation and the actor's regulatory state can influence the amount of enjoyment the action provides. In two studies using different methods of
The self-fulfilling prophecy in close relationships: rejection sensitivity and rejection by romantic partners.
The authors hypothesized a self-fulfilling prophecy wherein rejection expectancies lead people to behave in ways that elicit rejection from their dating partners. The hypothesis was tested in 2
Rejection sensitivity and children's interpersonal difficulties.
3 studies that test the proposition that rejection sensitivity--the disposition to defensively expect, readily perceive, and overreact to social rejection--helps explain individual differences in response to social rejections show that rejection sensitive children behaved more aggressively and experienced increased interpersonal difficulties and declines in academic functioning over time.
Resilience: A Dynamic Perspective
Identifying characteristics that distinguish youth who achieve adaptive outcomes in the face of adversity from those who do not has furthered our understanding of developmental psychopathology.
Regulatory fit and resisting temptation during goal pursuit.
Abstract Because avoiding obstacles to goal attainment is a favored means of prevention-focused self-regulation, the authors proposed that resisting tempting diversions from task completion would
Contextual Adjustments in Cognitive Control Across Tasks
The degree of cognitive control exerted on a particular task appears to reflect not only the quality, but also the quantity, of recent experiences of information-processing conflict.
Construing action abstractly and blurring social distinctions: implications for perceiving homogeneity among, but also empathizing with and helping, others.
It is proposed that construing action in abstract terms relates to perceiving greater similarity among persons both within and across different social groups, and fostering perspective taking and empathy on the one hand but also perceptions of group homogeneity on the other.