Mark Muraven

Addiction specialist studies role of motivation and emotion in self-control

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Mark Muraven

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Psychology

Self-control; addiction; motivation; emotion

Campus phone: (518) 442-4123
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Mark Muraven studies self-control. In his research, he investigates why self-control fails, how to prevent the loss of control, and how to improve an individual's self-control. He studies the role of self-control in addictive disorders, including smoking and drinking, as well as how self-control affects dieting, coping with stress, mood regulation, and mental performance.

Muraven is a recipient of an early career award from the Society for Advancement of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy and is currently an associate editor for the journal Motivation and Emotion.