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.
- Burkley, E., Anderson, D., & Curtis, J. (2011). You wore me down: Self-control and social influence. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5, 487-499.
- Burkley, E., Anderson, D., Curtis, J., & Burkley, M. (2013). Vicissitudes of goal commitment: Satisfaction, investments, and alternatives. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 663-668.
- Burkley, E., & Burkley, M. (2009). Mythbusters: A tool for teaching research methods in psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 36, 179-184.
- Burkley, E., Curtis, J., Burkley, M., & Hatvany, T. (2015) Goal Fusion: The integration of goals within the self-concept. Self & Identity, 14(3), 348-368.
- Burkley, E., Curtis, J., & Hatvany, T. (2017). The social contagion of incremental and entity trait beliefs. Personality and Individual Differences, 108, 45-49.
- Burkley, E., Durante, F., Fiske, S. T., Burkley, M., & Andrade, A. (2017). Structure and content of Native American stereotypic subgroups: Not just (ig)noble. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 23, 209-213.
- Burkley, M., Burkley, E., Andrade, A. & Bell, A. (2016). Symbols of pride or prejudice? Examining the impact of Native American sports mascots on stereotype application. Journal of Social Psychology,157, 223-235.
- Chaney, J. M., Burke, A. L., & Burkley, E. (2011). Do American Indian mascots = American Indian people? Examining implicit bias towards American Indian people and American Indian mascots. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 18, 42-62.
- Curtis, J., Burkley, E., & Burkley, M. (2014). The rhythm is gonna get you: The influence of circadian rhythm synchrony on self-control outcomes. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 609-625.
- Hatvany, T., & Burkley, E. (in press). Becoming part of me: Examining when objects, thoughts, goals, and people can become fused with the self-concept. Social and Personality Psychology Compass.
- 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
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Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
United States of America
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