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Advances in Psychological Science    2014, Vol. 22 Issue (5) : 772-781     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00772
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Working Memory Capacity and Self-Regulation
YU Bin;YUE Guoan;LIU Huijun
(1Department of Social Psychology, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071, China) (2 Institute of Psychology, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300070, China)
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Self-regulation is a core aspect of the self that can be broadly defined as goal-directed behavior. In recent years, more and more researchers bring the concept of working memory capacity (WMC) which belongs to cognitive psychology into the social psychological models of self-regulation. Evidences from these studies show that the WMC and self-regulation are both dependent on a common limited resource. The correlation between WMC and regulation of attention, thought, emotion or impulse behavior have also been confirmed by abundant empirical studies. The collaboration between social psychology, cognitive psychology and neuroscience in the future would bring more insights in the investigation of self-regulation.

Keywords self-regulation      working memory capacity      recourses      dual-task paradigm     
Corresponding Authors: YU Bin   
Issue Date: 15 May 2014
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YU Bin,YUE Guoan,LIU Huijun. Working Memory Capacity and Self-Regulation[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2014, 22(5): 772-781.
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