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1. Dynamic state of frequent adjustments
2. Opponent processes
-body returns to parameters within normal range
-set point is constant
Humans regulate actions and inner states using more than steady state
Long-range goals
Other’s expectations
Self-regulation can be any number of responses
1. Actions
2. Thoughts
3. Feelings
4. Desires
5. Performances
Failure to self regulate is linked to many social problems of contemporary society. Give examples
Failure to control money
Failure to control weight
Failure to control emotions
Failure to control drinking and drugs
Failure to control sexual impulses
Value of self-regulation
1. Lessen divorce rate
2. Children who showed a high capacity to resist immediate temptation and choose delayed gratifications while in preschool later became
more successful and well-adjusted adolescents.
3. A most important generalization about crime is that it arises from lack
of self-control.
4. raising self esteem is NOT the answer
5. self-regulation failure linked to many social ills
Two types of control
Primary control: direct effort to change the environment in order to
suit the self
Secondary control: changing the self to fit in to the environment, e.g.,
the concept of overriding encompasses starting, stopping or changing a process even substituting one outcome or response for another
the most basic form of overriding is..
Basic ingredients ("essential features") of self-regulation
A. Hierarchy of multiple processes: overriding
B. Feedback loops: TOTE loops
illness or disease, impairment in social or occupational functioning
any attempt by human beings to regulate its responses
self regulation
keeping body parameters stable, set point is outside "normal" range, still functioning normally, concept of physiology where organism must vary all parameters of internal milieu and match them appropriately to percieved and anticipated enviornmental demands in order to maintain stability, maintenance of apparent stability, small change can lead to breakdown, new pathlogical set point