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Self-Regulation: An Integrative Review
Self-Regulation: An Integrative Review
Rick H. Hoyle Erin K. Davisson

Self-regulation – as conceptualized in the social and behavioral sciences – is enabled by two fundamental human capacities: agency and autonomy. With respect to agency, a key assumption is that, through reasoning and decision making, people can, and often do, cause their own behavior (Mayr, 2011). Through intentional actions, they plan and execute behaviors that move them toward desired outcomes and identities and away from those outcomes and identities that are undesirable or feared. Although people can cause their own behavior, they are not always able or willing to do so. However, in many circumstances people are, in principle, autonomous (i.e., ...

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