Emotion Regulation of Others and Self

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Professor Paschal Sheeran

Social Psychology, Sheffield University

Email Address
+44 (0)114 222 6578
Project Role

Leading the project on the Automaticity of Emotion Regulation. 

Research Interests

Research interests within EROS include:
  Automaticity of emotion regulation, implementation intentions, motives underlying emotion regulation, and the role of attention and mental elaboration in affect.

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Main research interests are self-regulation, goals, motivation, and behaviour change.

Example Publications

Street, H., Orbell, S. & Sheeran, P. (2001) Exploring the relationship between different psychosocial determinants of depression: A multidimensional scaling analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 64, 53-67.
Abraham, C. & Sheeran, P. (2003) Acting on intentions: The role of anticipated regret. British Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 495-511.
Trafimow, D. Sheeran, P., Lombardo, B., Finlay, K. A., Brown, J. & Armitage, C. J. (2004) Affective and cognitive control of persons and behaviors. British Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 207-224.
Gollwitzer, P. M. & Sheeran, P. (2006) Implementation intentions and goal achievement: A meta-analysis of effects and processes. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 69-119.
Webb, T. L. & Sheeran, P. (2006). Does changing behavioural intentions engender behavior change? A meta-analysis of the experimental evidence. Psychological Bulletin, 132, 249-268.
Sheeran, P., Aubrey, R., & Kellett, S. (2007). Increasing attendance for psychotherapy: Implementation intentions and the self-regulation of attendance-related negative affect. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 853-863.
Achtziger, A., Gollwitzer, P. M., & Sheeran, P. (2008) Implementation intentions and shielding goal striving from unwanted thoughts and feelings. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 381-393.
Martijn, C., Alberts, H., Sheeran, P., Peters, G. J. Y., Mikolajczak, Y., & de Vries, N. K. (2008). Blocked goals, persistent action: Implementation intentions promote tenacious goal striving. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1137-1143.
Gollwitzer, P. M., Sheeran, P., Michalski, V. & Seifert, A. E. (2009). When intentions go public: Does social reality widen the intention-behavior gap? Psychological Science, 20, 612-618.

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