Sleep, Personality, and Social Behavior

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Zlatan Križan
Springer Nature, Dec 17, 2019 - Psychology - 261 pages
The purpose of this book is to survey the limited scientific knowledge about how sleep intersects with personality and social behavior. This edited volume establishes a new interdisciplinary field of inquiry about sleep that examines sleep processes in the context of social behavior and social-cognitive processes (e.g., liking, respecting, helping, hurting, achieving), as well as individual differences in personality (i.e., chronic patterns of emotion, thought, and behavior). Contributors identify key gaps in scientific knowledge about sleep and its import for personality-social processes, aiming to shape future research efforts by scholars in psychology, biology, sociology, and sleep medicine.
Among the topics discussed:
  • How sleep shapes emotion regulation
  • Sleep and temperament in early childhood
  • Dynamics between sleep and self-control
  • Implications for task performance
  • Influence of sleep on social cognition and judgment
Sleep, Personality, and Social Behavior comprehensively examines the role of sleep in emotion and motivation, the impact of sleep on social-cognitive processes, the dynamics between sleeping and relationships functioning, the import of sleep for group behavior, the role of personality differences in sleep, and the role of sleep in personality and social development. Researchers in personality and social psychology, health psychology, and neurology will find this an insightful book that addresses the significant gaps in scientific understanding of sleep.


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Sleep and Social Processes
Circadian Rhythms
Daily Rhythmicity in Social Activity
Chronotype and Social Behavior
Cognition Motivation and Emotion
Sleep in Social Cognition and Judgment
Sleeps Role in Effortful Performance and Sociability
How Sleep Shapes Emotion Regulation
Sleep and Social Impressions
Sleep in the Context of Close Relationships
Implications for Job Performance
Sleep and Temperament in Early Childhood
An Overview and a Leitmotif for a Research Agenda
Findings and Future Directions

Dynamics between Sleep and SelfControl
Dyads Groups and Organizations

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Dr. Križan’s is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He received his PhD in personality and social psychology from the University of Iowa. His research examines how the human capacity for self-reflection intersects with emotion, motivation, and personality. The main focus of his ongoing research is the relation between sleep, personality, and social behavior. Specific questions include: Does our personality predict how we sleep? How does sleep disruption impact self-control? How does sleep impact social interaction with others? Dr. Krizan's research is funded by the National Science Foundation.

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