Self-Directed Behavior

ISBN-10: 0495093246
ISBN-13: 9780495093244
Edition: 9th 2007
List price: $160.95
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Description: By providing a general theory of behavior, SELF-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR is designed to help students achieve whatever life goals they set for themselves. The authors guide students through exercises for developing skills in self-analysis, and they provide  More...

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Book details

List price: $160.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

By providing a general theory of behavior, SELF-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR is designed to help students achieve whatever life goals they set for themselves. The authors guide students through exercises for developing skills in self-analysis, and they provide scientifically-based instruction in the principles and practices of self-applied psychology. The authors provide abundant strategies, based on theory and research, so that once students have applied these principles to one particular behavior or in one setting, they'll learn how to use these skills for different behaviors or in different settings. This text has helped over one half million readers already and will continue to guide professors in their quest to assist students with their self-change goals.

David L. Watson is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Charter Fellow of the American Psychological Society. Watson is well known for his work in social anxiety, having developed the original scale to measure it. He has written textbooks in introductory psychology, social psychology, and learning skills. Watson is an enthusiastic world traveler, having visited over 100 countries. He speaks French and Greek, and is a certified master gardener, specializing in xerophytic plants. He divides his time now between Honolulu and Albuquerque.

Adjustment and the Skills of Self-Direction
Forethought: Specifying Targets, Anticipating Obstacles, and Creating Goals
Self-Knowledge: Observation and Recording
The Principles of Self-Regulation
Antecedents
Behaviors: Actions, Thoughts, and Feelings
Consequences
Developing a Successful Plan
Problem Solving and Relapse Prevention
Termination and Beyond

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