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Time for a Positive Change
August 11, 2010 – 9:31 am | 10 Comments
Time for a Positive Change

Have you ever observed how people try to change their behavior and become increasingly frustrated while they keep on doing the same thing over and over. It’s no easy task to change an individual’s behavior. Prochaska and DiClemente prepare us for the story of change –that it can be a spiral and that there are specific processes that support an individual in moving through each stage.

Thinking about Thinking and Acting: Journey to Self-Regulation Part 2
July 11, 2010 – 10:42 am | 2 Comments
Thinking about Thinking and Acting: Journey to Self-Regulation Part 2

Last month, in Part 1 of a Journey to Self-Regulation, the focus was on the influence of character on behavior, how people develop habits that help them control their urges. However, there is another interesting way to look at self-regulation that addresses the power of the environment, regardless of how virtuous a person might be.

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