Self-control as a personality trait

Known as: Self-Control, Regulation, Self, Control, Self 
An individual's ability to manage and monitor their emotions, behaviors, and desires in the face of external demands in order to function in society.
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2017
Review
2017
  • Joel T. Nigg
  • Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
  • 2017
BACKGROUND Self-regulation (SR) is central to developmental psychopathology, but progress has been impeded by varying terminology… (More)
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Review
2017
Review
2017
Psychophysiological research integrating heart rate variability (HRV) has increased during the last two decades, particularly… (More)
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2016
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2016
CONTEXT Physical activity can improve cognitive and mental health, but the underlying mechanisms have not been established… (More)
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
Policy-makers are considering large-scale programs aimed at self-control to improve citizens' health and wealth and reduce crime… (More)
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2010
Highly Cited
2010
According to the strength model, self-control is a finite resource that determines capacity for effortful control over dominant… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
Self-control is a central function of the self and an important key to success in life. The exertion of self-control appears to… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
The present work suggests that self-control relies on glucose as a limited energy source. Laboratory tests of self-control (i.e… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Human beings can be proactive and engaged or, alternatively, passive and alienated, largely as a function of the social… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Choice, active response, self-regulation, and other volition may all draw on a common inner resource. In Experiment 1, people who… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
A correlational study examined relationships between motivational orientation, self-regulated learning, and classroom academic… (More)
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