Regulating the interpersonal self: strategic self-regulation for coping with rejection sensitivity.

  title={Regulating the interpersonal self: strategic self-regulation for coping with rejection sensitivity.},
  author={Ozlem Ayduk and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and Walter Mischel and Geraldine Downey and Philip K. Peake and M L Rodriguez},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={79 5},
People high in rejection sensitivity (RS) anxiously expect rejection and are at risk for interpersonal and personal distress. Two studies examined the role of self-regulation through strategic attention deployment in moderating the link between RS and maladaptive outcomes. Self-regulation was assessed by the delay of gratification (DG) paradigm in childhood. In Study 1, preschoolers from the Stanford University community who participated in the DG paradigm were assessed 20 years later. Study 2… 

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