Self-Control Over Automatic Associations

Karen Gonsalkorale, Jeffrey Sherman, Thomas J. Allen

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Abstract

Processes that permit control over automatic impulses are critical to a range of goaldirected behaviors. This chapter examines the role of self-control in implicit attitudes. It is widely assumed that implicit attitude measures reflect the automatic activation of stored associations, whose expression cannot be altered by controlled processes. We review research from the Quad model (Sherman et al., 2008) to highlight the importance of two self-control processes in determining the influence of automatically activated associations. The findings of this research indicate that processes relating to detecting appropriate responses and overcoming associations contribute to performance on implicit attitude measures. These two processes work together to enable self-control of automatic associations; one process detects that control is needed, and the other process overcomes the associations to permit correct behavior. Implications for understanding self-control dilemmas are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSelf Control in Society, Mind, and Brain
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199776894
ISBN (Print)9780195391381
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StatePublished - May 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Automatic associations
  • Detection
  • Implicit attitudes
  • Overcoming bias
  • Self-regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Gonsalkorale, K., Sherman, J., & Allen, T. J. (2010). Self-Control Over Automatic Associations. In Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0013

Self-Control Over Automatic Associations. / Gonsalkorale, Karen; Sherman, Jeffrey; Allen, Thomas J.

Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Gonsalkorale, K, Sherman, J & Allen, TJ 2010, Self-Control Over Automatic Associations. in Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0013
Gonsalkorale K, Sherman J, Allen TJ. Self-Control Over Automatic Associations. In Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain. Oxford University Press. 2010 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0013
Gonsalkorale, Karen ; Sherman, Jeffrey ; Allen, Thomas J. / Self-Control Over Automatic Associations. Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain. Oxford University Press, 2010.
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