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Self-regulation
Strategies used to control our behaviour
Delay of gratification
The ability to forgo an immediate reward for a larger future reward
Bing study (Method and long term outcomes)
Kids sat at table with oreos for 30 minutes and they could get double the reward. If they can't they can just take the oreos now

The kids that could delay gratification had higher verbal and math sat scores, better able to concentrate and cope with stress

Self-regulatory strategies
1. Self-distancing
2. Emotion regulation
3. Scope of self-regulatory costs

Self distancing?

- Self-immersed perspective
- Self-distanced perspective


Self distancing - How we recall native emotional events

Self-immersed perspective - Recalling an event in the first person

Self-distanced perspective - Recalling an event in the third person



Emotion regulation
Self-regulation specific to the control of emotional experience
Reappraisal
Interpreting potentially emotion: relevant stimuli in unemotional terms

Requires little effort

Suppression
Inhibiting emotion: expressive behaviour while emotionally aroused

Trying to hide it, requires a lot of effort

Situation selection
Controlling your emotions by avoiding situations that you think will make you feel bad and entering situations that you think will make you feel good
Results of the emotional regulation test
The people who suppressed their thoughts showed the biggest emotional response, getting cold and having less blood in their fingertips
Cognitive cost of emotion regulation
Suppressed people took longer, so there is resource depletion in your cognitive abilities wile you are trying to suppress thoughts
Scope of Self-Regulatory Costs
Self-regulation in one domain affects ability to exert control on subsequent tasks in another domain
Theories of self-regulation
1. Resource model of self-control
2. Process model of depletion
Resource model of self-control
Self-control is like a muscle so it can tire out within a situation, but exercising self-control over time increases its strength
Process model of depletion
Shifts in motivation and attention are the result of spending your self-control on the first task

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