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The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be 'different' and 'similar' to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. This volume focuses on various contexts and applications of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Health and Psychological Adjustment Part 2: Social Behavior Part 3: Personality in the Workplace With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students.

Self-Regulation: An Integrative Review
Self-Regulation: An Integrative Review
Rick H. Hoyle Erin K. Davisson

Self-regulation – as conceptualized in the social and behavioral sciences – is enabled by two fundamental human capacities: agency and autonomy. With respect to agency, a key assumption is that, through reasoning and decision making, people can, and often do, cause their own behavior (Mayr, 2011). Through intentional actions, they plan and execute behaviors that move them toward desired outcomes and identities and away from those outcomes and identities that are undesirable or feared. Although people can cause their own behavior, they are not always able or willing to do so. However, in many circumstances people are, in principle, autonomous (i.e., ...

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