'Health psychology: self-regulation' is one of the 'Research programmes' of the Research priority 'Behaviour in Social Context' of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
On psychological processes surrounding self-regulation
It's something nearly everyone encounters at some time or other: you have a plan to reach a long-term goal, but distractions, temptations and frustrations get in the way. This is known as a self-regulation conflict. In our SelfRegulation Lab we investigate the fundamental psychological processes that play a role in this; we also examine how contextual and personal factors influence self-regulation processes. This involves aspects including:
- environmental factors
- social norms
- personal disposition