Chapter 15. Dealing with High Demands

The Role of Action Versus State Orientation

  1. Dr Rick H. Hoyle PhD Professor Fellow Member
  1. Nils B. Jostmann and
  2. Sander L. Koole

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318111.ch15

Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation

Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation

How to Cite

Jostmann, N. B. and Koole, S. L. (2010) Dealing with High Demands, in Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation (ed R. H. Hoyle), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318111.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Social Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177122

Online ISBN: 9781444318111

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Keywords:

  • dealing with high demands - role of action versus state orientation;
  • living up to high demands - draining people's energy, undermining performance, and sulkiness;
  • role of individual differences in action control - coping with high demands;
  • action-oriented individuals and state-oriented individuals;
  • individual differences in action versus state orientation;
  • demand-related action orientation (AOD);
  • Action Versus State Orientation (AOD) - effects above alternative personality variables;
  • dynamics of working memory;
  • role of action versus state orientation;
  • updating model of volitional action control

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Individual Differences in Action Versus State Orientation

  • The Regulation of Action

  • Dynamics of Working Memory

  • Shielding Against Demands: The Role of Action Versus State Orientation

  • Behavioral Shielding Revisited

  • An Updating Model of Volitional Action Control

  • Practical Implications

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References