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    Heather Maranges, M.S.
Doctoral Student and Researcher
Lab Manager
Office: A303 PDB

Research Interests
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.

Selected Publications

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. 

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. 

Maranges, H. M., & McNulty, J. K. (2017). The rested relationship: Sleep benefits marital evaluations. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 117-122. 

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.

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).