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Violence restrained: Effects of self-regulation and its depletion on aggression
Aggressive impulses arise from many factors, but they are usually held in check by social norms for self-control. Thus, the proximal cause of aggression is often failure of self-restraint. In fiveExpand
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Acetaminophen Reduces Social Pain
Pain, whether caused by physical injury or social rejection, is an inevitable part of life. These two types of pain—physical and social—may rely on some of the same behavioral and neural mechanismsExpand
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To Belong Is to Matter
In four methodologically diverse studies (N = 644), we found correlational (Study 1), longitudinal (Study 2), and experimental (Studies 3 and 4) evidence that a sense of belonging predicts howExpand
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Free will in consumer behavior: Self-control, ego depletion, and choice
Abstract Consumer behavior offers a useful window on human nature, through which many distinctively human patterns of cognition and behavior can be observed. Consumer behavior should therefore be ofExpand
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Alone and Without Purpose: Life Loses Meaning Following Social Exclusion.
Four studies (N = 643) supported the hypothesis that social exclusion would reduce the global perception of life as meaningful. Social exclusion was manipulated experimentally by having a confederateExpand
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Gratitude and depressive symptoms: The role of positive reframing and positive emotion
Eight studies (N=2,973) tested the theory that gratitude is related to fewer depressive symptoms through positive reframing and positive emotion. Study 1 found a direct path between gratitude andExpand
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A changed perspective: How gratitude can affect sense of coherence through positive reframing
We hypothesized that gratitude would be related to sense of coherence via positive reframing, which is a process by which negative events or circumstances are seen in a positive light. We tested thisExpand
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Personal Philosophy and Personnel Achievement: Belief in Free Will Predicts Better Job Performance
Do philosophic views affect job performance? The authors found that possessing a belief in free will predicted better career attitudes and actual job performance. The effect of free will beliefs onExpand
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More gratitude, less materialism: The mediating role of life satisfaction
An empirical relationship has been documented between gratitude and materialism, such that stronger feelings of gratitude are associated with lower materialism. Building on Fredrickson's (1998, 2001)Expand
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Three studies examine the role of spirituality, specifically prayer for the partner, in the development of young adult relationships. In Study 1 (N = 302) we examine longitudinal relationships toExpand
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