Heather Maranges - Fellows Society

Heather Maranges


HOMETOWN: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

PhD in Social Psychology

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Social Psychology from Florida State University

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.

I teach Introduction to General Psychology, Social Psychology, and Psychology of Personality. I also supervise the Baumeister lab's Directed Independent Studies research assistants.



College of Arts & Sciences Owenby Presenter Travel Award                                                                           2017

Recognizing of significant research contribution and sharing as graduate student

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention                                                           2016

Acknowledgement of academic and research excellence

Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention                                                                         2016

Acknowledgement of academic and research excellence

SPSP Diversity Graduate Award                                                                                                                       2016

Travel grant awarded by Society for Personality and Social Psychology for conference

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention                                                2015

Acknowledgement of academic and research excellence

International Conference Presenter Award                                                                                                    2015

Travel grant awarded by Florida State University Congress of Graduate Students for ICPS

National Conference Presenter Award                                                                                                            2015

Travel grant awarded by Florida State University Congress of Graduate Students for SPSP

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship                                                                                                                        2014

Awarded by the Florida Education Fund to minority doctoral students

Graduation with Honors and Summa Cum Laude, Florida State University                                            2014

Completing an honors thesis, honors coursework, and upholding a GPA of 3.97

Honors Undergraduate Research Presenter’s Award                                                                              2014

Grant awarded for presenting scientific research at a national conference

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Scholar                                                        2013

Scholarship awarded to undergraduate student working as a research assistant

Florida Bright Future Scholar                                                                                                                     2010-2014                

State of Florida scholarship awarded for academic excellence

Florida State University Scholar                                                                                                         2010-2014

University scholarship awarded for academic excellence


  • Maranges, H.M. & Baumeister, R.F. (2017). The self guides conservation of its regulatory resources. [Peer commentary on  €œFinding the  €œself € in self-regulation: The identity-value model € by E. Berkman, J. Livingston, & L. Kahn]. Psychological Inquiry, 28, 108-112. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2017.1337398
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2016.10.010
  • Maranges, H. M., & McNulty, J. K. (2017). The rested relationship: Sleep benefits marital evaluations. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 117-122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000225
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/gpr0000114
  • 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).
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