Self regulatory Behavior and Risk Taking

Self regulatory Behavior and Risk Taking Author Lewis Paeff Lipsitt
ISBN-10 0893918180
Year 1991-01
Pages 414
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group

Emerging from two conferences sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, this volume discusses scientific and clinical knowledge in areas of health concern where behavioral factors are known causes of, or are implicated in, death, disease, and disability. The 24 papers are in six parts: e

Self Regulation in Health Behavior

Self Regulation in Health Behavior Author Denise de Ridder
ISBN-10 9780470024096
Year 2006-06-14
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

This text offers a comprehensive overview of new approaches to health-related behaviour from a self-regulation perspective. The authors outline the assumptions on which self-regulation theories are based, discuss recent research and draw out the implications for practice with a particular focus on changing health behaviour. The book is arranged in two sections – Goal Setting and Goal Activation in Health Behaviour and Goal Striving and Goal Persistence. The epilogue compares self-regulation theories with the prevailing social-cognitive models.

The Nature and Development of Decision making

The Nature and Development of Decision making Author James P. Byrnes
ISBN-10 9781135809119
Year 2013-04-15
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press

Although everyone has goals, only some people successfully attain their respective goals on a regular basis. With this in mind, the author attempts to answer the question of why some people are more successful than others. He begins with the assumption that the key to personal success is effective decision-making, and then utilizes his own theory--The Self-Regulation Model--to explain the origin and nature of individual differences in decision-making competence. The author also summarizes a number of existing models of decision-making and risk-taking. This book has two primary goals: * to provide a comprehensive review of the developmental literature on the decision-making skills of children, adolescents, and adults, and * to propose a theoretical model of decision-making skill that offers a better description of this skill than prior accounts. Taken together, the literature review and theoretical model help the reader acquire a clear sense of the development of decision-making skills as well as reasons for the developmental differences that seem to emerge.

Adolescent Brain Development

Adolescent Brain Development Author Michelle K. Jetha
ISBN-10 9780123979179
Year 2012-07-24
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Academic Press

This comprehensive yet brief overview of the adolescent human brain discusses how the brain develops during this critical period of life and how that development impacts decision-making and risk-taking behavior in the adolescent. This originated as a white paper requested by the Canadian government for a specific group looking to understand adolescent brain development in the context of adolescent behaviour The paper was not made available to the Canadian government outside of the specific task force that requested it nor to the general public

Risk Taking Behaviors and Related Constructs in 12 year old Adolescents who Were Prenatally Exposed to Cocaine

Risk Taking Behaviors and Related Constructs in 12 year old Adolescents who Were Prenatally Exposed to Cocaine Author AnnaMaria Aguirre McLaughlin
ISBN-10 OCLC:740850701
Year 2010
Pages 97
Language en

The current study investigated risk taking and related constructs (i.e., self-regulation, developmental assets) in a cohort of youth who were prenatally exposed to cocaine (CE). Participants were 283 12-year-olds (CE=138; NCE=145) enrolled in a longitudinal study investigating the developmental outcomes of prenatal cocaine/poly drug exposure. At 12 years old, data pertaining to risk taking and related constructs was gathered. Regression models were carried out statistically controlling for potential confounding variables (e.g., other prenatal and postnatal drug exposure, home environment) to ensure isolated effects could be attributed to CE. The primary outcomes included: 1) self-reported risk behavior; 2) risk-taking propensity on a behavioral task; 3) self-regulation; and 4) behavioral assets. Controlling for potential confounders, a significant effect of CE was found for self-regulation (Beta= .210; p= .030), which upon further examination revealed a CE x gender interaction effect (Beta= -.216; p= .036). That is, being CE and female significantly predicted worse self-regulation. The findings replicate and extend previous findings with this cohort further demonstrating heightened vulnerability for females who were CE. Continued study of risk taking, self-regulation, and developmental assets in youth who were CE is needed to elucidate the developmental trajectories of risk and resilience.

The Self Regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour

The Self Regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour Author Linda Cameron
ISBN-10 9781136617317
Year 2012-08-21
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Routledge

Self-regulation theory focuses on the ways in which individuals direct and monitor their activities and emotions in order to attain their goals. It plays an increasingly important role in health psychology research. The Self-regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour presents an up-to-date account of the latest developments in the field. Individual contributions cover a wide range of issues including representational beliefs about chronic illness, cultural influences on illness representations, the role of anxiety and defensive denial in health-related experiences and behaviours, the contribution of personality, and the social dynamics underlying gender differences in adaptation to illness. Particular attention is given to the implications for designing effective health interventions and messages. Integrating theoretical and empirical developments, this text provides both researchers and professionals with a comprehensive review of self-regulation and health.

Understanding Girls Problem Behavior

Understanding Girls  Problem Behavior Author Margaret Kerr
ISBN-10 1119996074
Year 2011-05-23
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Understanding Girls' Problem Behavior presents an overview of recent studies by leading researchers into key aspects of the development of problem behavior in girls. Integrates interdisciplinary research into girls’ problem behaviors (e.g. aggression, antisocial behavior, rule breaking) Unique in seeking to understand girls’ problem behaviors in their own right Follows the maturing girl from adolescence to adulthood, concluding at the point where she herself becomes a parent and forms new relationships Gives attention to the critical contexts of problem behavior development—society and neighborhood, as well as family and peer contexts

Behavioral Issues in Autism

Behavioral Issues in Autism Author Eric Schopler
ISBN-10 0306446006
Year 1994-03-31
Pages 295
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

To promote greater understanding, this book discusses assessment techniques, intervention strategies, and the major controversies of the field. It will serve as a practical overview for students, clinicians, and parents concerned with managing the special needs and often puzzling behaviors of autistic individuals.

The Science of Adolescent Risk Taking

The Science of Adolescent Risk Taking Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309187657
Year 2011-01-25
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher National Academies Press

Adolescence is a time when youth make decisions, both good and bad, that have consequences for the rest of their lives. Some of these decisions put them at risk of lifelong health problems, injury, or death. The Institute of Medicine held three public workshops between 2008 and 2009 to provide a venue for researchers, health care providers, and community leaders to discuss strategies to improve adolescent health.