I study cognitive resources, social cognition, and often their intersection. Specifically, my research agenda has two aims: to elucidate (a) the implications and nature of self-control resources, including neurobiological and genetic underpinnings and (b) how automatic and controlled cognitive and perceptual processes lead to particular social judgments (e.g., stereotyping, moral judgments). Much of my research focuses on sleep’s implications in those domains. I complement traditional social and individual difference methods with those of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and genetics.
Maranges, H.M. & Baumeister, R.F. (2017). The self guides conservation of its regulatory resources. [Peer commentary on “Finding the “self” in self-regulation: The identity-value model” by E. Berkman, J. Livingston, & L. Kahn]. Psychological Inquiry, 28, 108-112. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2017.1337398
Maranges, H.M., Schmeichel, B.J., & Baumeister, R.F. (2017). Comparing cognitive load and ego depletion: Effects on emotions and cognitions. Journal of Learning and Instruction, 51, 74-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2016.10.010
Maranges, H. M., & McNulty, J. K. (2017). The rested relationship: Sleep benefits marital evaluations. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 117-122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000225
Baumeister, R.F., Maranges, H.M., & Vohs, K.D. (2017). Human Self as Information Agent: Functioning in a Social Environment Based on Shared Meanings. Review of General Psychology. In press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/gpr0000114
Maranges, H.M. & Baumeister, R.F. (2016). Self-Control and Ego Depletion. In Vohs, K.D. & Baumeister, R.F. (Eds.), The Handbook of Self-Regulation. New York: Guilford Press.
Vonasch, A.J., Maranges, H.M., & Baumeister, R.F., (2016). Self-regulation, controlled processes, and the treatment of addiction. In Heather, N. & Segal, G. (Eds.), Addiction and Choice: Rethinking the Relationship. London: Oxford University Press (UK).