New Perspectives on Self-Regulation

Date: 2021-10-29

Time: 13:00 - 16:30

Venue: Digital on Zoom

Organised by The Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences.

The symposium is free of charge and open to the public. 

Self-regulation research has made great advances during the past several decades. Nevertheless, there are many controversial and unsolved issues in the field. Furthermore, new subfields are emerging. In this symposium, experts on self-regulation will review research on contested concepts such as ego depletion, discuss burgeoning topics such as desire, and propose novel perspectives such as grounded cognition, motivation, and neural representation. It will reveal recent developments in contemporary self-regulation research, which should appeal to not only researchers but also clinicians and training program developers.



A Grounded Cognition Perspective on Desire and Implications for Sustainable Eating
Esther Papies, University of Glasgow

Empirical Evidence for the Existence of Ego Depletion and an Integrated Explanation
Junhua Dang, Lund and Uppsala University


Taste and Health Shape the Neural Representation of Food in the Brain’s Reward System
Dylan Wagner, Ohio State University

The Subjective Experience of Mental Effort
Brandon Schmeichel, Texas A&M University


Panel discussion

Award ceremony for Junhua Dang. Recipient of the Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences’ award for younger researchers.


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Peter Brandén
Program Coordinator