|Abstract. This presentation
reports the results of a study investigating how self-regulation
resources are used when people think about relationship information. The
results regarding the relationship processes were quite inconclusive.
However, an unexpected finding was obtained. Specifically, in a control
condition Female participants were less successful on a multiplication
task compared to male participants. However, when male and female
participants had previously completed a task thought to use up one’s
self-regulation resources, males lost their advantage and females showed
a rebound in performance. These serendipitous results are discussed in
terms of Stereotype-Threat and the potential role of rumination in self
sabotage of performance.