Behavioral Self-Regulation, Health, and Illness

Authored by: Michael F. Scheier , Charles S. Carver , Geniel H. Armstrong

Handbook of Health Psychology

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  April  2012

Print ISBN: 9780805864618
eBook ISBN: 9780203804100
Adobe ISBN: 9781136638299


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Models of behavioral self-regulation are designed to capture the nature of purposive action. These models are not domain specific; rather, they are thought to characterize the general set of processes that underlie all self-guided action. As such, the self-regulatory framework is broadly applicable. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss some of the ways in which self-regulatory models of behavior promote a better understanding of health and illness.

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