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The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.

A Model of Behavioral Self-Regulation
A model of behavioral self-regulation
Charles S.Carver and Michael F.Scheier
Abstract

This chapter describes the evolution (or perhaps accretion) of a set of ideas bearing on the self-regulation of action and emotion. The ideas were drawn from many sources, eventually yielding a viewpoint in which goal-directed action is seen as reflecting a hierarchical set of feedback control processes, and the creation and reduction of affect are seen as reflecting another set of feedback processes. Also embedded in the model is the idea that confidence and doubt influence whether the person continues to struggle against adversity or gives up the goal that the adversity is threatening. The portion of the model devoted to affect is of particular interest in that it generates two positions ...

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