Inflammation, Self-Regulation, and Health: An Immunologic Model of Self-Regulatory Failure.

  title={Inflammation, Self-Regulation, and Health: An Immunologic Model of Self-Regulatory Failure.},
  author={Grant S Shields and Wesley G. Moons and George M Slavich},
  journal={Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science},
  volume={12 4},
Self-regulation is a fundamental human process that refers to multiple complex methods by which individuals pursue goals in the face of distractions. Whereas superior self-regulation predicts better academic achievement, relationship quality, financial and career success, and lifespan health, poor self-regulation increases a person's risk for negative outcomes in each of these domains and can ultimately presage early mortality. Given its centrality to understanding the human condition, a large… CONTINUE READING
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