Finding the 'Self' in Self-Regulation: The Identity-Value Model

  title={Finding the 'Self' in Self-Regulation: The Identity-Value Model},
  author={Elliot T. Berkman and Jordan L. Livingston and Lauren E. Kahn},
  journal={ORG: Motivational Theories (Topic)},
Many psychological theories suggest a link between self-regulation and identity, but until now a mechanistic account that suggests ways to improve self-regulation has not been put forth. The identity-value model (IVM) connects the idea from social psychology, that aspects of identity such as core values and group affiliations hold positive subjective value, to the process-focused account from decision-making and behavioral economics, that self-regulation is driven by a dynamic value integration…