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Edward Burkley

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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.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics

Edward Burkley
Department of Psychology
Oklahoma State University
215 N. Murray
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
United States of America

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