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Self-Regulation in Relationships

  • By: Roy F. Baumeister
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Self-regulation refers to the self-exerting control over its own responses. Regulation means change, as in changing one's thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, but it also involves an effort to bring something into agreement with various standards, such as goals, norms, ...

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