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Author Carver, Charles S.

Title On the self-regulation of behavior / Charles S. Carver, Michael F. Scheier
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001


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Description 464 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction and plan -- Principles of feedback control -- Discrepancy-reducing feedback processes in behavior -- Discrepancy-enlarging loops, and three further issues -- Goals and behavior -- Goals, Hierarchicality, and behavior: further issues -- Public and private aspects of the self -- Control processes and affect -- Affect: issues and comparisons -- Expectancies and disengagement -- Disengagement: issues and comparisons -- Applications to problems in living -- Hierarchicality and problems in living -- Chaos and dynamic systems -- Catastrophe theory -- Further applications to problems in living -- Is behavior controlled or does it emerge -- Goal engagement, life, and death
Summary This book presents an overview of a model of human functioning based on the idea that behavior is goal-directed and regulated by feedback control processes. It describes feedback processes and their application to behavior, considers goals and the idea that goals are organized hierarchically, examines affect as deriving from a different kind of feedback process, and analyzes how success expectancies influence whether people keep trying to attain goals or disengage
Notes Originally published: 1998
Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography
Subject Control (Psychology)
Goal (Psychology)
Feedback (Psychology)
Author Scheier, Michael.
ISBN 0521000998 paperback