The Selfregulation Lab Team


Denise de Ridder

My research deals primarily with self-regulation processes in health behavior. I am particularly interested in how people deal with the conflicting task of striving for long-term health goals and cope with frustrations and distractions while doing so. How are they able to withstand immediate gratification of giving in to temptations and how does a future time perspective help them in keeping track of their long-term interests. As a project leader of the EU FP7 funded TEMPEST project I am also interested in the concept of self-regulatory competence as a set of skills rather than a disposition and how environmental features may assist – or compromise – how young people deal with the obesogenic environment. Read more…


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