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Self directed behavior : self modification for personal adjustment

Author: David L Watson; Roland G Tharp
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th edView all editions and formats
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Featuring numerous research based strategies this psychology book guides you through exercises for developing skills in self analysis and teaches you how to apply these skills in different settings.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Watson; Roland G Tharp
ISBN: 9781285077093 1285077091
OCLC Number: 837114415
Description: xii, 419 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. The Skills of Self-Direction --
Chapter Outline --
Self-Regulation --
The Skills of Self-Regulation --
Behavior and Its Context --
The Process of Self-Modification --
Does Self-Modification Really Work? --
Chapter Summary --
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 1 --
2. Forethought: Planning for Success --
Chapter Outline --
Specifying Targets for Change --
Planning to Practice --
Self-Efficacy Beliefs --
Coping with Temptations --
The Pros and Cons of Changing --
Setting Goals --
Tips for Typical Topics --
Chapter Summary --
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 2 --
3. Self-Knowledge: Observation and Recording --
Chapter Outline --
Why Observe Ourselves? --
Structured Diaries --
Recording Frequency and Duration --
Rating the Intensity of Emotions --
Practicalities of Record Keeping --
The Reactive Effects of Self-Observation --
Solving Problems in Recording --
Planning for Change --
Making a Graph --
Tips for Typical Topics --
Chapter Summary. Contents note continued: Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 3 --
4. The Principles of Self-Direction: Theory and Practice --
Chapter Outline --
Regulation Theory --
Social Constructivism: Regulation by Others and Regulation by Self --
Development of Language Regulation --
Operant Theory: Consequences --
Antecedents --
Respondent Behavior and Conditioning --
Modeling --
Self-Direction in Social Context --
Chapter Summary --
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 4 --
5. Antecedents --
Chapter Outline --
Identifying Antecedents --
Modifying Old Antecedents --
Arranging New Antecedents --
Tips for Typical Topics --
Chapter Summary --
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 5 --
6. Behaviors: Actions, Thoughts, and Feelings --
Chapter Outline --
Substituting New Thoughts and Behaviors --
Substitutions for Anxiety and Stress Reaction --
Relaxation --
Developing New Behaviors --
Shaping: The Method of Successive Approximations --
Tips for Typical Topics --
Chapter Summary. Contents note continued: Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 6 --
7. Consequences --
Chapter Outline --
Bridging between Immediate Contingencies and Long-Delayed Consequences --
Discovering and Selecting Reinforcers --
Using Others to Dispense Reinforcers --
Self-Administered Consequences --
Techniques of Self-Reinforcement --
Self-Punishment and Extinction --
Reinforcement in Plans for Self-Modification --
Tips for Typical Topics --
Chapter Summary --
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 7 --
8. Developing a Successful Plan --
Chapter Outline --
Combining A, B, and C Elements --
The Elements of a Good Plan --
Adjustments in the Plan --
Evaluating Your Plan for Change --
Tips for Typical Topics --
Chapter Summary --
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 8 --
9. Problem Solving and Relapse Prevention --
Chapter Outline --
Problem Solving --
Troubleshooting: Common Problems in Self-Modification --
Relapse Prevention --
Chapter Summary --
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 9. Contents note continued: 10. Staying in Control --
Chapter Outline --
Planning to Maintain Gains --
Beyond the Ending --
Self-Directed Happiness --
Chapter Summary --
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 10.
Responsibility: David L. Watson, Roland G. Tharp.

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Revised edition of the authors' Self-directed behavior, 2007.  Read more...

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