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Personal Control in Action: Cognitive and Motivational Mechanisms

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This new study presents exciting international research developments on personal control and self-regulation. Each chapter examines the subject at a different level of analysis to foster a complete understanding. Brief synopses of each chapter are provided as introductions to the three major sections of the book. These sections cover the person as an agent of control, affective and cognitive mechanisms of executive agency, and reactions to threatened control.

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Overview

This new study presents exciting international research developments on personal control and self-regulation. Each chapter examines the subject at a different level of analysis to foster a complete understanding. Brief synopses of each chapter are provided as introductions to the three major sections of the book. These sections cover the person as an agent of control, affective and cognitive mechanisms of executive agency, and reactions to threatened control.

Incl. problems in mind-action coordination; terror mgmt pespective; lack of control associated w/ dissociation etc.

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Presents new developments in research on personal control and self- regulation, examining momentary and life-span control phenomena at the level of the individual and at the level of personal relationships. Part I deals with the person as a source of control, and focuses on higher-order structures of control. Part II addresses mechanisms of executive agency from various theoretical perspectives. Part III explores the theme of human responses to situations involving actual or perceived threats to personal control. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441932853
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Series: The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 0.98 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

The Person as an Agent of Control: Personal Control from the Perspective of Cognitive-Experiential Self-Theory; S. Epstein. Dynamics in the Coordination of Mind and Action; R.R. Vallacher, et al. Opening Versus Closing Strategies in Controlling One's Responses to Experience; M. Rosenbaum. A Terror Management Perspective on the Psychology of Control: Controlling the Uncontrollable; T. Pyszczynski, et al. Affective and Cognitive Mechanisms of Executive Agency: The Emotional Control of Behavior; J.W. Brehm, B.H. Brummett. Mood Management: The Role of Processing Strategies in Affect Control and Affect Infusion; J.P. Forgas, et al. Ability Perception and Cardiovascular Response to Behavioral Challenge; R.A. Wright. Confirmation Bias: Cognitive Error or Adaptive Strategy of Action Control?; M. Lewicka. Threatened Personal Control: Mobilization versus Demobilization: To Control or Not to Control; D. Dolinski. Interpersonal Power Repair in Response to Threats to Control from Dependent Others; D.B. Bugental, J.C. Lewis. Control Motivation, Depression, and Counterfactual Thought; K.D. Markman, G. Weary. 6 Additional Chapters. Index.

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