My research reflects an overarching interest in the study of self-regulation: How people set and achieve goals. In particular, my work is concerned with the pursuit and maintenance of goals: investigating the management of multiple goals, goal conflict, and how past and future goal pursuits influence success on a present goal. Most recently, I have explored the role that self-regulation plays in the process of resistance to persuasion and attitude change. Work in my lab has revealed how resisting a persuasive appeal consumes self-regulatory resources and how exerting regulatory resources leaves one vulnerable to persuasion.
- Burkley, E. (2008). The role of self-control in resistance to persuasion. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 419-431.
- Muraven, M., Shmueli, D., & Burkley, E. (2006). Conserving self-control strength. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 524-537.
- Research Methods in Psychology
- Social Psychology
Department of Psychology
Oklahoma State University
215 N. Murray
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
- Phone: (405) 744-6951