Self-Regulation Theory: How Optimal Adjustment Maximizes Gain

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they need only recall the appropriate rule and deduce the actions it suggests. This optimizes expectations, choices, and responses. The more often a deduction works as expected, the less need for feedback on discrepancies, choices, and results. Eventually solution use becomes habitual, requiring no thinking at all. The problem cue is sufficient to evoke the solution response.


Notes
1.
R. R. Palmer, A History of the Modern World ( New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963), 79.
3.
Ibid., 81.
4.
Ibid.
5.
Robert K. Merton, Social Theory and Social Structure ( New York: The Free Press, 1957), 578.
6.
Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, translated by Talcott Parsons with a Foreword by R. H. Tawney ( New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1958).
7.
Richard T. La Piere, Social Change ( New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965), 308-309.
9.
Stephen Kalberg, "Max Weber (1864-1920)," in Adam Kuper and Jessica Kuper (Eds.), The Social Science Encyclopedia ( New York: Routledge, 1989), 892-896.
10.
Weber, The Protestant Ethic, 76.
11.
Szymon Chodak, Societal Development: Five Approaches with Conclusions from Comparative Analysis ( New York: Oxford University Press, 1973), 150.
12.
Weber, The Protestant Ethic, 117.
13.
Chodak, Societal Development, 151.
14.
Max Weber, "Protestantism and the Rise of Modern Capitalism," in Dennis H. Wrong and Harry L. Gracey (Eds.), Readings in Introductory Sociology ( New York: Macmillan, 1967), 209.
18.
Stanislav Andreski, "Method and Substantive Theory in Max Weber," in R. Serge Denisoff , Orel Callahan, and Mark H. Levine (Eds.), Theories and Paradigms in Contemporary Sociology ( Itasca, IL: F. E. Peacock Publishers, 1974).
20.
Merton, Social Theory and Social Structure, 574-606.
22.
Thomas Sprat, quoted in ibid.
26.
Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations ( New York: Warner Books, 1979), 106.
27.
Quoted from Dennis E. Mithaug, Self-Determined Kids ( New York: Lexington Books, Macmillan, 1991).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures and Tables ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Notes xv
  • Chapter 1 - The Problem of Adaptation 1
  • Notes 16
  • Chapter 2 the Nature of Problem Solving 19
  • Notes 40
  • Chapter 3 - The Theory of Self-Regulation 43
  • Notes 61
  • Chapter 4 - Self-Regulated Thinking 63
  • Notes 81
  • Chapter 5 - Self-Regulated Doing 85
  • Notes 116
  • Chapter 6 - Maximum Gain 119
  • Notes 146
  • Chapter 7 - Self-Determined Gain 149
  • Notes 178
  • Chapter 8 - Innovative Gain 183
  • Conclusion 205
  • Appendix 209
  • Bibliography 213
  • Index 223
  • About the Author 235
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