Model5: Ability To Control and Regulate Self

  • Luciano L’Abate
  • Mario Cusinato
  • Eleonora Maino
  • Walter Colesso
  • Claudia Scilletta


The purpose of this chapter is to expand on a model of self-control or self-regulation in intimate relationships based on a dimension of time defined by extremes in discharge (speed/fast) and delay (speed/slow) functions (Strathman & Joireman, 2005). The relational functions of self-control or regulations have been reviewed by Rawn and Vohs (2006). Prototypes of relative discharge can be found in cluster B personality disorders of axis II in DSM-IV. Relative prototypes of delay are found in cluster C of axis II, as well as in chronic procrastinators, who apparently include about 20% of the US population. In cluster B of axis II are included so-called disruptive behavioral disorders that comprise attention-deficit/hyperactivity, aggression, oppositional defiant, and conduct disorders in adolescents (Sameroff, Lewis, & Miller, 2000), and antisocial, narcissistic, histrionic, and psychopathic personality disorders in adults.


Personality Disorder Conduct Disorder Temporal Perspective Synonymous Term Relative Discharge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciano L’Abate
    • 1
  • Mario Cusinato
    • 2
  • Eleonora Maino
    • 3
  • Walter Colesso
    • 2
  • Claudia Scilletta
    • 4
  1. 1.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.University of PaduaPaduaItaly
  3. 3.Scientific Institute Eugenio MedeaBosisio PariniItaly
  4. 4.MilanoItaly

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