Self-Regulation Theory: How Optimal Adjustment Maximizes Gain

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of those choices. This requires that we push the limits and challenge restraints by making decisions, taking actions, and adjusting to results at the margin.


Notes
1.
Peter F. Drucker, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Practice and Principles ( New York: Harper & Row, 1985), 13-14.
2.
Richard T. La Piere, Social Change ( New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965), 125-138; Richard S. Mansfield and Thomas V. Busse, The Psychology of Creativity and Discovery ( Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1981); Robert Weisberg, Creativity, Genius and Other Myths ( New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1986), 62-64.
3.
Howard E. Gruber, Darwin on Man: A Psychological Study of Scientific Creativity ( New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1974), 20.
4.
Richard Morris, Dismantling the Universe ( New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983), 20.
9.
Weisberg, Creativity, Genius and Other Myths, 132.
12.
Ibid.
14.
Herbert A. Simon, Models of Thought ( New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1989), 60.
15.
Raymond S. Nickerson, "On Improving Thinking through Instruction," in Ernst Z. Rothkopf (Ed.), Review of Research in Education 15 ( Washington, DC: American Education Research Association, 1988), 14.
16.
Adrian D. de Groot, "Perception and Memory versus Thought: Some Old Ideas and Recent Findings," in Benjamin Kleinmuntz (Ed.), Problem Solving: Research, Method, and Theory ( New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1966), 23-24.
17.
For a review and additional citations for this research, see John D. Bransford and Nancy J. Vye, "A Perspective on Cognitive Research and Its Implications for Instruction," in Lauren B. Resnick and Leopold E. Klopfer (Eds.), Toward the Thinking Curriculum: Current Cognitive Research ( Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1989), 173-205.
18.
Herbert A. Simon, Jill H. Larkin, John McDermott, and Dorothea P. Simon, "Expert and Novice Performance in Solving Physics Problems," Science 208 ( 1980): 1335-1342.
19.
Bransford and Vye, "A Perspective on Cognitive Research,"182.
20.
Simon, Models of Thought, 60.
21.
B. Eugene Griessman, The Achievement Factors: Candid Interviews with Some of the Most Successful People of Our Time ( New York: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1987), 38.
22.
Benjamin S. Bloom, Developing Talent in Young People ( New York: Ballantine Books, 1985).

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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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