My main research interest is in self-regulation based on the idea that self-control is a limited resource. Research projects conducted in the past included the examination of the role of self-regulation in ostracism, self-presentation, and rejection. Currently, I am looking at how a lack of self-control influences intimate relationships. Another area of research is in rumination where I am exploring the beneficial effects of rumination on task performance. Most recently I have been devoting my attention to best practices in teaching research methodology and have been collecting data of the benefits of adding labs to methodology and statistics courses.
Ciarocco, N. J., Echevarria, J. & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2012). Hungry for Love: The Influence of Self-Regulation on Likelihood of Infidelity. Journal of Social Psychology, 152, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/00224545.2011.555435
Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Ciarocco, N. J., Pettenato, M. & Stephan, J. (2012). Pick me up: Ego depletion and receptivity to relationship initiation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 29, 1071–1084.
Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Ciarocco, N. J., & Gately, E. L. (2012). The effect of embodied temperature on perceptions of global warming. Current Psychology, 31, 318-324.
Ciarocco, N. J., Vohs, K. D., & Baumeister, R. F. (2010). Some good news about rumination: Task-focused thinking after failure facilitates performance improvement. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29, 1057-1073