Self-Regulation Theory: How Optimal Adjustment Maximizes Gain

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Self-Regulation Theory: The Closer to Optimal the Adjustment, the Closer to Maximum the Gain toward Goal Attainment

Terms and Definitions in Self-Regulation Theory
1. Actual State: most recent gain toward goal attainment.
2. Choice Contingency: an event or condition that is necessary to identify operations that produce gain.
3. Choice: the distribution of responses between two or more alternatives.
4. Cost Responses: responses that do not produce gain toward goal attainment (e.g., feedback responses and incorrect responses).
5. Discrepancy: the difference between the actual state and the goal state.
6. Expected Gain: the gain toward goal attainment the regulator chooses to produce.
7. Feedback Seeking: responding that produces information about goal states, actual states, options, performances, and results.
8. Gain Responses: responses that produce gain toward goal attainment.
9. Gain: an amount of discrepancy reduction between the goal state and the present state.
10. Goal Attainment: the actual state equaling the goal state.
11. Goal Contingency: an event or condition that is necessary for the actual state to equal the goal state.
12. Goal or Goal State: the gain that makes the actual state equal the goal state.
13. Maximum Gain: the possible gain from a given operation.
14. Favorable Choice Contingency: an event or condition that increases the probability of choosing the best option.

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Table of contents

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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