Synopsis: : The Self-altering Process Exploring the Dynamic Nature of Lifestyle Development and Change 1st Edition
Examines lifestyle development and change as a dynamic self-altering process.
Walters sets forth an interactive model of lifestyle development, which is divided into three phases. Initiation, the first phase of lifestyle development, is the point at which lifestyle-supporting belief systems evolve from interactions taking place between incentive (existential fear), opportunity (risk factors and learning experiences), and choice (decision-making). Before a pattern becomes a lifestyle, it must proceed through a transitional phase in which lifestyle-promoting outcome expectancies are formed and lifestyle-congruent skills are learned. This is followed by a third phase in which the lifestyle is maintained by additional incentive-opportunity-choice interactions.
Before a person can exit a lifestyle he or she must proceed through a four-phase process in which the first phase (initiation) is to review life lessons and form attributions that temporarily arrest the lifestyle. Once this is accomplished, the next step (transition) is to challenge lifestyle-supporting outcome expectancies and develop skills designed to build self-confidence. The third phase of lifestyle change is to maintain the change by finding involvements, commitments, and identifications incompatible with the lifestyle. This is followed by a fourth or change phase, the goal of which is to illustrate that change is an ongoing and never-ending process. Each phase of change is directed by four core elements—responsibility, meaning, community and confidence—designed to foster change by tapping into a person's natural ability to self-organize. Scholars, researchers, and practitioners involved with psychology, personality, and behavioral change will be particularly interested in this analysis.
I. THE FUNCTIONAL MODEL: DEVELOPMENTAL ASPECTS
1. The Initiation Phase of Lifestyle Development
2. The Transitional Phase of Lifestyle Development
3. The Maintenance Phase of Lifestyle Development
II. THE CHANGE MODEL
1. The Nature of Change
2. The Elements of Change
3. The Process of Change
4. An Illustrated Case Study: Evan Revisited
III. FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
1. Methodologies for Evaluating Lifestyle Theory
2. Lifestyle Theory in Historical Perspective
3. On the Inside, Looking Out
The Title "The Self-altering Process Exploring the Dynamic Nature of Lifestyle Development and Change" is written by Glenn D. Walters. This book was published in the year 2000. The ISBN number 0275969932|9780275969936 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 1st Edition edition. This book has total of pp. 288 (Pages). The publisher of this title is ABC-Clio, Incorporated. We have about 23839 other great books from this publisher. The Self-altering Process Exploring the Dynamic Nature of Lifestyle Development and Change is currently Available with us.