Consilience and Life History Theory: From Reproductive Strategy to Self-Regulation to Antagonistic Attitudes and Behaviors

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Title:
Consilience and Life History Theory: From Reproductive Strategy to Self-Regulation to Antagonistic Attitudes and Behaviors
Author:
Wenner, Christopher Jonah
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
The research described here examines individual differences in Life History (LH) strategy, antagonistic social attitudes/behaviors (e.g., social deviance), and self-regulation in adolescents and young adults from community and university populations. The primary hypotheses were that (1) LH strategy and self-regulation abilities are positively associated, (2) LH strategy and antagonistic attitudes/behaviors are negatively associated, (3) self-regulation mediates the relations between LH strategy and antagonistic attitudes/behaviors, (4) antagonistic attitudes and antagonistic behaviors are positively but moderately associated, (5) and that self-reported self-regulation and neuropsychological test scores of self-regulation correlate positively. The first four predictions were supported; the fifth prediction was not. The current research contributes to our understanding of self-regulation's role within LH strategies and antagonistic attitudes/behaviors. Further, the identified near-orthogonality of neuropsychological test scores and self-report scores of self-regulation ought to be of interest to clinical science.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Jacobs, W. Jake

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleConsilience and Life History Theory: From Reproductive Strategy to Self-Regulation to Antagonistic Attitudes and Behaviorsen_US
dc.creatorWenner, Christopher Jonahen_US
dc.contributor.authorWenner, Christopher Jonahen_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe research described here examines individual differences in Life History (LH) strategy, antagonistic social attitudes/behaviors (e.g., social deviance), and self-regulation in adolescents and young adults from community and university populations. The primary hypotheses were that (1) LH strategy and self-regulation abilities are positively associated, (2) LH strategy and antagonistic attitudes/behaviors are negatively associated, (3) self-regulation mediates the relations between LH strategy and antagonistic attitudes/behaviors, (4) antagonistic attitudes and antagonistic behaviors are positively but moderately associated, (5) and that self-reported self-regulation and neuropsychological test scores of self-regulation correlate positively. The first four predictions were supported; the fifth prediction was not. The current research contributes to our understanding of self-regulation's role within LH strategies and antagonistic attitudes/behaviors. Further, the identified near-orthogonality of neuropsychological test scores and self-report scores of self-regulation ought to be of interest to clinical science.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairJacobs, W. Jakeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJacobs, W. Jakeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShoham, Vardaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFigueredo, Aurelio Joseen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBecker, Judith V.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSechrest, Leeen_US
dc.identifier.proquest11151en_US
dc.identifier.oclc752261006en_US
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