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.

~Select Publications~

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