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Self-Directed Behavior : Self-Modification for Personal Adjustment

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780534527365

ISBN10:
0534527361
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/17/2001
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

1. Adjustment and the Skills of Self-Direction. Outline and Learning Objectives. Adjustment and Self-Direction. The Skills of Self-Direction and the Purpose of this Book. Actions are Embedded in a Context. The Process of Self-Modification. Does Self-Modification Work? Chapter Summary. Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 1. For Further Research. 2. Forethought: Specifying Targets, Anticipating Obstacles, and Creating Goals. Outline and Learning Objectives. Specifying Targets for Change. Anticipating Obstacles. Putting Goals in Focus. Tips for Typical Topics. Chapter Summary. Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 2. For Further Research. 3. Self-Knowledge: Observation and Recording. Outline and Learning Objectives. Why Observe Ourselves? Structured Diaries. Recording Frequency and Duration. Rating the Intensity of Emotions. Practicalities of Record Keeping. Planning for Change. Tips for Typical Topics. Chapter Summary. Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 3. 4. The Principles of Self-Regulation. Outline and Learning Objectives. Regulation Theory. Developmental Theory: Regulation by Others and Regulation by Self. The Development of Language Regulation. Consequences. Antecedents. Respondent Behavior and Conditioning. Modeling. Chapter Summary. Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 4. 5. Antecedents. Outline and Learning Objectives. Identifying Antecedents. Modifying Old Antecedents. Arranging New Antecedents. Chapter Summary. Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 5. 6. Behaviors: Actions, Thoughts, and Feelings. Outline and Learning Objectives. Substituting New Thoughts and Behaviors. Substitutions for Anxiety and Stress Reactions. Relaxation. Developing New Behaviors. Shaping: The Method of Successive Approximations. Tips for Typical Topics. Chapter Summary. Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 6. 7. Consequences. Outline and Learning Objectives. 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. Outline and Learning Objectives. Combining A, B, and C Elements. The Elements of a Good 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. Outline and Learning Objectives. Problem Solving. Relapse Prevention. Chapter Summary. Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 9. 10. Termination and Beyond. Outline and Learning Objectives. Formal Termination: Planning to Maintain Gains. Beyond the Ending. Chapter Summary. Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 10.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
For Further Research on the World Wide Web xii
Adjustment and the Skills of Self-Direction
1(29)
Outline and Learning Objectives
1(1)
Adjustment and Self-Direction
2(5)
The Skills of Self-Direction and the Purpose of This Book
7(3)
Actions Are Embedded in a Context
10(2)
The Process of Self-Modification
12(5)
Does Self-Modification Work?
17(6)
Chapter Summary
23(1)
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 1
24(6)
Forethought: Specifying Targets, Anticipating Obstacles, and Creating Goals
30(36)
Outline and Learning Objectives
30(1)
Specifying Targets for Change
31(8)
Anticipating Obstacles
39(13)
Putting Goals in Focus
52(10)
Tips for Typical Topics
62(1)
Chapter Summary
62(2)
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 2
64(2)
Self-Knowledge: Observation and Recording
66(39)
Outline and Learning Objectives
66(1)
Why Observe Ourselves?
67(1)
Structured Diaries
68(6)
Recording Frequency and Duration
74(6)
Rating the Intensity of Emotions
80(6)
Practicalities of Record Keeping
86(1)
What to Record
87(7)
Planning for Change
94(3)
Tips for Typical Topics
97(5)
Chapter Summary
102(2)
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 3
104(1)
The Principles of Self-Regulation
105(26)
Outline and Learning Objectives
105(1)
Regulation Theory
106(2)
Developmental Theory: Regulation by Others and Regulation by Self
108(2)
The Development of Language Regulation
110(2)
Consequences
112(5)
Antecedents
117(3)
Respondent Behavior and Conditioning
120(3)
Modeling
123(4)
Chapter Summary
127(2)
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 4
129(2)
Antecedents
131(28)
Outline and Learning Objectives
131(1)
Identifying Antecedents
132(4)
Modifying Old Antecedents
136(6)
Arranging New Antecedents
142(10)
Tips for Typical Topics
152(5)
Chapter Summary
157(1)
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 5
158(1)
Behaviors: Actions, Thoughts, and Feelings
159(39)
Outline and Learning Objectives
159(1)
Substituting New Thoughts and Behaviors
160(4)
Subtitutions for Anxiety and Stress Reactions
164(5)
Relaxation
169(7)
Developing New Behaviors
176(8)
Shaping: The Method of Successive Approximations
184(4)
Tips for Typical Topics
188(7)
Chapter Summary
195(1)
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 6
196(2)
Consequences
198(40)
Outline and Learning Objectives
198(2)
Discovering and Selecting Reinforcers
200(4)
Using Others to Dispense Reinforcers
204(4)
Self-Administered Consequences
208(3)
Techniques of Self-Reinforcement
211(11)
Self-Punishment and Extinction
222(4)
Reinforcement in Plans for Self-Modification
226(4)
Tips for Typical Topics
230(6)
Chapter Summary
236(1)
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 7
237(1)
Developing a Successful Plan
238(25)
Outline and Learning Objectives
238(1)
Combining A, B, and C Elements
239(5)
The Elements of a Good Plan
244(10)
Evaluating Your Plan for Change
254(6)
Tips for Typical Topics
260(1)
Chapter Summary
261(1)
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 8
262(1)
Problem Solving and Relapse Prevention
263(24)
Outline and Learning Objectives
263(1)
Problem Solving
264(10)
Relapse Prevention
274(10)
Chapter Summary
284(1)
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 9
285(2)
Termination and Beyond
287(14)
Outline and Learning Objectives
287(1)
Formal Termination: Planning to Maintain Gains
288(6)
Beyond the Ending
294(5)
Chapter Summary
299(1)
Your Own Self-Direction Project: Step 10
299(2)
Bibliography 301(24)
Name Index 325(10)
Subject Index 335


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