Sometimes we are tempted to do one thing (e.g., order the burger) but know we should do another (e.g., choose a healthier alternative). Such self-control conflicts, moments in which an impulse and a higher order goal are in conflict, are pervasive in everyday life. They are at the heart of the self-control process, given that without such a conflict self-control would be unnecessary. In her thesis, Daniela Becker investigates how people experience and deal with conflict, and whether this knowledge helps to improve control over eating behavior.
D. Becker, Self-Control Conflict in the Eating Domain: A Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Perspective.
Prof. R.W. Holland
Dr N.B. Jostmann
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