Self-Directed Behavior: Self-Modification for Personal Adjustment

ISBN-10: 1285077091
ISBN-13: 9781285077093
Edition: 2013
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Book details

List price: $115.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Achieve your life goals with SELF-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR! 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. Case examples demonstrate how others have successfully used the book's techniques, including one individual who used shaping to gradually increase her ability to study, and another who learned to be more sure of himself on dates by consciously modeling a friend's confident behavior.

Preface
For Further Research on the World Wide Web
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
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
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
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 3
The Principles of Self-Direction: Theory and Practice
Chapter Outline
Regulation Theory
Social Constructivism: Regulation by Others and Regulation 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
Antecedents
Chapter Outline
Identifying Antecedents
Modifying Old Antecedents
Arranging New Antecedents
Tips for Typical Topics
Chapter Summary
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 5
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
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 6
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
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
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
Staying in Control
Chapter Outline
Planning to Maintain Gains
Beyond the Ending
Self-Directed Happiness
Chapter Summary
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 10
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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