November 1, 2019

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Note: Roy F. Baumeister is the Eppes Eminent Professor of Psychology and head of the social psychology graduate program at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Princeton in 1978 and did a postdoctoral fellowship in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has worked at Case Western Reserve University, as well as the University of Texas, University of Virginia, Max-Planck-Institute, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

Baumeister has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and from the Templeton Foundation. His research spans the areas of self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal rejection and the need to belong, sexuality and gender, aggression, self-esteem, meaning, and self-presentation. He is the author of nearly 400 publications.

Five of Baumeister's many books are listed below including a the 2-volume Social Psychology Encyclopedia set that was coedited with Kathleen D. Vohs:

[1] Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty, published in 1996;

[2] The Cultural Animal, Meanings of Life, published in 2005;

[3] Encyclopedia of Social Psychology, published in 2007

[4] Is There Anything Good about Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men, published 2010

[5] Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, published 2011.

Baumeister teamed up with New York Times science writer John Tierney to reveal the secrets of self-control and how to master it in the book Willpower, which is outlined and reviewed at the following link:

The Rediscovery of
Humans' Greatest Strength.

Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney
Penguin Press, 2011 (291 pages)

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