The Psychology of Human Control: A General Theory of Purposeful Behavior


Searching for an explanation to human superiority, Friedman and Lackey offer their General Theory of Purposeful Behavior: People seek control as an end in itself--the ability to make accurate predictions is the means to that end. This tight knit theory defines the dynamic relationship between and among predictive processes responsible for human control and success. A distinctly different view of intelligence, this volume includes discussions on "Human Motivation," "Gaining Control," "Maximizing Control," and "Impediments to Control." Important implications of the theory include "Achieving Success," "Working Effectively," "Educating For Control," and "The Pursuit of Happiness."

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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