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Eleanor B Tate, Graduate Student

Eleanor B Tate
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Office Location:  Erwin Mill, Bay A, 102E
Office Phone:  919-668-6494
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PhDDuke University2010
MAWake Forest University2006
Research Interests: Leary

Our social psychology research lab primarily investigates questions concerning the self, emotion, and behavior. Recently, we have examined whether and how self-compassion may help people recover from embarrassing or frustrating events or buffer them against the negative emotions typically associated with these sorts of situations. Currently, we are conducting studies examining egoic reactions. These reactions are outbursts of behavior that are much stronger than the situation warrants and seem to be characterized by an ego-centric outlook in which people are unable to see the event from another's perspective. My general interests fall under the broad umbrella of self-processes and include mindfulness and self-regulation more specifically. I am interested in studying the psychological effects of mindfulness--or nonjudgmental, present-focused attention--both as a brief state of awareness and as a trait tendency. Some of my research examines how state mindfulness manipulations affect self-regulatory capabilities. Additionally, I am investigating the relationship between a mindful self-perspective and the maintenance (or dissolution) of social-cognitive biases. Finally, I'd like to thank you for stopping by my website and welcome you to send comments, questions, and ideas.

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Self, Emotion, and Behavior Research Group
Recent Publications   (search)

  1. Leary, M. R., Adams, C. E., & E.B. Tate (December, 2006). Hypo-egoic self-regulation: Exercising self-control by Dimishing the Influence of the Self. Journal of Personality, 74, 1801-1831.  [abs]
  2. Leary, M. R., E.B. Tate, Adams, C. E., Allen, A. B., & Hancock, J. (Submitted, 2006). Self-compassion, self-esteem, and reactions to negative events: The implications of treating oneself kindly. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.  [abs]

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