SUBJECT INDEX
Ability:
academic, 15-16 specificity of predictions from, 16
and achievement, 14-16
see alsoIntelligence
Abnormal behavior:
acquisition of, 200-201
client's definition of, 199, 235
as deficits in behavior, 200, 223, 255
definition of, 194, 198, 217, 235
determinants of, 188
discrimination learning in, 202
disease approach to, 194-197
self-evaluations of, 229-230
as symptoms, 262
see alsoAssessment, Social behavior therapy, Treatment
Achievement behavior:
consistency of, 14-16
stability of, 33-34
see alsoIntelligence
Achievement motivation, 100
Acquisition (of behavior):
of abnormal behavior, 200-201
and awareness, 271
of constructs, 227-229
without direct reinforcement, 150-161, 225
and generalization or discrimination, 172-173
in graded learning sequences, 254-261
without overt response, 150
and performance, 159-161
of self-control, 227-229
of stereotypes, 151
of trait labels, 151
Actuarial hierarchies, 261-262
Actuarial learning programs, 261
Actuarial methods:
clinical dispute over, 133-134
code types, 132
example of, 131-132
incremental utility of, 129-135
obtaining data for, 135
and personality description, 129-135
prediction from, 129-135
and use of data, 134
past behavior measures, 135
self-reports, 135
Adjustment:
criteria of post-hospital, 276
predicted from past behavior, 135-139
prediction of post-hospital, 289-290
social judgments of, 198-199
Aggression:
acquisition versus performance of, 160
assessment of, 286
consistency of, 26-28
effect of sex roles on, 286
modeling of, 154
observation of response consequences for, 167-168
reinforcement of, 165

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • Introduction to the Republished Edition xiii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Consistency and Specificity in Behavior 13
  • 3 - Traits and States As Constructs 41
  • 4 - Personality Correlates 73
  • 5 - Utility 103
  • 6 - Principles of Social Behavior 149
  • 7 - Behavior Change 193
  • 8 - Assessment for Behavior Change 235
  • 9 - Personality and Prediction 281
  • References 303
  • Author Index 339
  • Subject Index 347
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