SELF-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR is designed to help students achieve whatever life goals they set for themselves. The authors provide a general theory of behavior, guide students through exercises for developing skills in self-analysis, and provide scientifically based instruction in the principles and practices of self-applied psychology. Numerous strategies, based on theory and research, equip students to apply their new skills to different behaviors and in different settings. Case examples demonstrate how the authors' students have successfully used the book's techniques. Completely updated, the tenth edition incorporates recent research, additional topics such as the self-regulation of emotion and Dweck's concept of mindset, and a new case study on weight control that runs throughout the book. This text has helped over one half million readers and will continue to support instructors in their quest to assist students with their self-change goals.
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Table of Contents
1. Adjustment and the Skills of Self-Direction.
2. Forethought: Specifying Targets, Anticipating Obstacles, and Creating Goals.
3. Self-Knowledge: Observation and Recording.
4. The Principles of Self-Regulation.
6. Behaviors: Actions, Thoughts, and Feelings.
8. Developing a Successful Plan.
9. Problem Solving and Relapse Prevention.
10. Termination and Beyond.