Dr. Tice's primary interest is in the scientific study of the self,
especially the behavioral, motivational, and emotional components of the
self. She studies self-control and self-regulation, self-presentation,
self-handicapping, self-esteem, the self-concept, and social rejection.
The first major project involves studying self-control and
self-regulation, especially the effect we have termed ego depletion. We are
interested in the effects of engaging in an act of self-control and how
engaging in one act of self-control can affect subsequent acts of
self-control (for example, how does resisting temptation to break a diet
affect later temptation to procrastinate?). In addition, we are interested
in whether practicing self-control in one sphere over a period of time
strengthens a person's willpower to be able to exercise greater self-control
in another sphere. The second major project involves studying the effects of
social rejection. What are the behavioral, interpersonal, emotional,
cognitive, and motivational effects of being rejected by others or not being
included in desirable social groups?
Tice, D.M., Bratslavsky, E., & Baumeister, R.F. (2001). Emotional distress regulation takes precedence over impulse control: If you feel bad, do it! Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 53-67.
Muraven, M., Tice, D.M., & Baumeister, R.F. (1998). Self-control as limited resource: Regulatory depletion patterns. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 774-789.
Tice, D.M., & Baumeister, R.F. (1997). Longitudinal study of
procrastination, performance, stress, and health: The costs and benefits of
dawdling. Psychological Science, 8, 454-458.
Tice, D.M., Butler, J.L., Muraven, M.B., & Stillwell, A.M. (1995). When
modesty prevails: Differential favorability of self-presentation to friends
and strangers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69,
Tice, D.M. (1992). Self-presentation and self-concept change: The
looking-glass self is also a magnifying glass. Journal of Personality and
Social Psychology, 63, 435-451.
Tice, D.M. (1991). Esteem protection or enhancement? Self-handicapping
motives and attributions differ by trait self-esteem. Journal of
Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 711 - 725.
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY 1107 W. CALL STREET TALLAHASSEE, FL 32306-4301