Personal Control in Action: Cognitive and Motivational Mechanisms

Hardcover | June 30, 1998

EditorMiroslaw Kofta, Gifford Weary, Grzegorz Sedek

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This new study presents exciting international research developments on personal control and self-regulation. Each chapter examines the subject at a different level of analysis to foster a complete understanding. Brief synopses of each chapter are provided as introductions to the three major sections of the book. These sections cover the person as an agent of control, affective and cognitive mechanisms of executive agency, and reactions to threatened control.

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This new study presents exciting international research developments on personal control and self-regulation. Each chapter examines the subject at a different level of analysis to foster a complete understanding. Brief synopses of each chapter are provided as introductions to the three major sections of the book. These sections co...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:485 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:June 30, 1998Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306457202

ISBN - 13:9780306457203

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The Person as an Agent of Control: Personal Control from the Perspective of Cognitive-Experiential Self-Theory; S. Epstein. Dynamics in the Coordination of Mind and Action; R.R. Vallacher, et al. Opening Versus Closing Strategies in Controlling One's Responses to Experience; M. Rosenbaum. A Terror Management Perspective on the Psychology of Control: Controlling the Uncontrollable; T. Pyszczynski, et al. Affective and Cognitive Mechanisms of Executive Agency: The Emotional Control of Behavior; J.W. Brehm, B.H. Brummett. Mood Management: The Role of Processing Strategies in Affect Control and Affect Infusion; J.P. Forgas, et al. Ability Perception and Cardiovascular Response to Behavioral Challenge; R.A. Wright. Confirmation Bias: Cognitive Error or Adaptive Strategy of Action Control?; M. Lewicka. Threatened Personal Control: Mobilization versus Demobilization: To Control or Not to Control; D. Dolinski. Interpersonal Power Repair in Response to Threats to Control from Dependent Others; D.B. Bugental, J.C. Lewis. Control Motivation, Depression, and Counterfactual Thought; K.D. Markman, G. Weary. 6 Additional Chapters. Index.