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On the Self-Regulation of Behavior

On the Self-Regulation of Behavior

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  • Date Published: May 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521000994

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  • This book is a reader-friendly description of a viewpoint on human behavior which sees all behavior as aimed at attaining goals. A wide variety of topics are treated: ranging from goals, to emotion, to persistence and giving up, to living and dying. Both adaptive behavior and problems are examined. The book blends ideas that have long been part of self-regulation models with ideas that are recently emergent in psychology: dynamic systems and catastrophe theory. It also blends theoretical statement with wide-ranging discussion of issues.

    • Coherent, integrative, broad theoretical statement
    • Incorporates up-to-date discussion of emergent topics such as dynamic systems
    • Considers both adaptive and maladaptive aspects of behavior
    • Highlights issues about which more research needs to be done
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    • Date Published: May 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521000994
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.621kg
    • contains: 96 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction and plan
    2. Principles of feedback control
    3. Discrepancy reducing feedback processes in behavior
    4. Discrepancy enlarging loops, and three further issues
    5. Goals and behavior
    6. Goals, hierarchicality, and behavior: further issues
    7. Public and private aspects of the self
    8. Control processes and affect
    9. Affect: issues and comparisons
    10. Expectancies and disengagement
    11. Disengagement: issues and comparisons
    12. Applications to problems in living
    13. Hierarchicality and problems in living
    14. Chaos and dynamic systems
    15. Catastrophe theory
    16. Further applications to problems in living
    17. Is behavior controlled or does it emerge?
    18. Goal engagement, life and death.

  • Authors

    Charles S. Carver, University of Miami

    Michael F. Scheier, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania

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