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Self-Directed Behavior: Self-Modification for Personal Adjustment / Edition 8
     

Self-Directed Behavior: Self-Modification for Personal Adjustment / Edition 8

by David L. Watson, Roland G. Tharp
 

ISBN-10: 0534527361

ISBN-13: 9780534527365

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Wadsworth

This effective self-help book presents a workable set of skills that readers can use for tackling their own self-modification programs, whether it be to improve self-confidence in dating, control overeating, implement and exercise program, or give up smoking. The authors' goal is to teach the basic skills necessary for readers to modify the behavior of their own

Overview

This effective self-help book presents a workable set of skills that readers can use for tackling their own self-modification programs, whether it be to improve self-confidence in dating, control overeating, implement and exercise program, or give up smoking. The authors' goal is to teach the basic skills necessary for readers to modify the behavior of their own choice, (66%-84% of the students employing these methods have achieved their self-change goals according to published studies in the literature). Once students have applied the principles to a behavior, they'll find it easier to use the skills in different settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534527365
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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