Thomas Hatvany

Thomas Hatvany
Shippensburg University · Department of Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Psychology

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Motivation intensity differs across individuals. While prior work has examined how situational factors contribute to these discrepancies, the present work takes an individual differences approach. We developed a new tool to measure a novel construct we call “moxie” to assess individual differences in motivation intensity. Seven studies were conduct...
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Rationale Major depressive episodes are severe mood episodes which occur both in major depressive disorder and bipolar I and II disorder. Major depressive episodes are characterized by debilitating symptoms that often persist and interfere with typical daily functioning. Various treatments exist for major depressive episodes; however, most primary...
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The present work examines how judgments of others’ commitment to a goal are influenced by three factors that influence one’s own goal commitment (satisfaction, investment, and alternatives). In two studies these three factors were manipulated. The results indicated that people rate another’s goal commitment higher when goal satisfaction is high, go...
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People constantly experience a tug‐of‐war between their self‐control on one end and their temptations on the other. Although a great deal of research has examined such self‐control dilemmas, much of it has focused on the “push” of self‐control rather than the “pull” of temptations. To facilitate future work on this latter construct, we sought to cr...
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Fusion refers to the sense that a construct is integrated into the self-concept. When a person feels fused with a construct, there is a perceived “oneness” with the construct, and as a result, the construct is treated as an extension of the self. This concept of fusion has been explored across a wide range of constructs and within a number of subfi...
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This study examined if people's own beliefs regarding the malleability of traits is influenced by the beliefs of surrounding others. Consistent with the idea of social contagion, people who read a vignette of someone espousing an incremental view (i.e., perceive traits as malleable) were more likely to endorse an incremental view themselves than th...
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A person’s self-concept is comprised of many things and the line that separates “me” and “not me” is a thin one. In this chapter, we discuss a process called fusion which states that various constructs may be perceived to be more or less integrated within the self-concept. This notion of fusion has had a long and varied history in psychology. We re...
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A wealth of research has demonstrated that self-control is a limited resource, meaning that once it is expended it leads to impaired performance on future self-control tasks. This “depletion effect” of selfcontrol has been shown to impair people’s ability to regulate their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In this chapter, we discuss how resisting...
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Goal fusion refers to the perception that a goal is integrated within one's self-concept. We created a new measure of goal fusion and examined how incremental differences in such fusion results in positive and negative goal-relevant consequences. A pilot study supported the measure's test-retest reliability. Study 1 found that goal fusion uniquely...

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