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Interests and Vocations

Paul J. Silvia

in Exploring the Psychology of Interest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195158557
eISBN:
9780199786824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158557.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The study of vocational interests is one of the oldest and largest areas within the psychology of interest. This chapter reviews what vocational psychology has learned about interests related to the ... More


Persuading and Motivating Positive Health Behaviors

Leslie R. Martin, Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek, and M. Robin DiMatteo

in Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380408
eISBN:
9780199864454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380408.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the factors that influence people to initially adopt, and then to pursue, a health-related goal. These include things such as social comparisons, emotions (e.g., fear or ... More


Partnering for Adherence in the Healthcare System

Leslie R. Martin, Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek, and M. Robin DiMatteo

in Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380408
eISBN:
9780199864454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380408.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Successful adherence is influenced by many factors, including disease type, the complexity of the regimen, patient resources, system-level barriers, the clinician–patient relationship itself, and ... More


Creativity to Build Confidence

Marina Umaschi Bers

in Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development: From Playpen to Playground

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199757022
eISBN:
9780199933037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757022.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on new technologies as spaces for creativity. In the process of creating new projects and ideas, people develop a new sense of confidence in their own learning potential. ... More


People Fake Only When They Need to Fake 1

Jill E. Ellingson

in New Perspectives on Faking in Personality Assessment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195387476
eISBN:
9780199914517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387476.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter argues that faking is a behavior that individuals will engage in when they believe it is necessary to obtain something of personal value and when they believe they are capable of doing ... More


Perceived Control: Theory, Research, and Practice in the First 50 Years

John W. Reich and Frank J. Infurna (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190257040
eISBN:
9780190634834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257040.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The concept of “locus of control” is one of the most influential concepts in all of psychological science and practice. Initially proposed by Julian Rotter in 1966, the year 2016 marks the 50th ... More


The Education of Selves: How Psychology Transformed Students

Jack Martin and Ann-Marie McLellan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199913671
eISBN:
9780199315949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913671.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Most contemporary North Americans take for granted the universality of their conceptions and experiences of themselves as individuals with uniquely valuable psychological lives. However, such ... More


Self-Efficacy Theory

Jeffrey J. Martin

in Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190638054
eISBN:
9780190638078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638054.003.0034
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Self-efficacy, a task-, time-, and situation-specific form of self-confidence, is an important cognition that often drives behavior, provided people possess the physical capabilities and value the ... More


Being Confident in What You Do: Self-Efficacy and Agency

Jack Martin and Ann-Marie McLellan

in The Education of Selves: How Psychology Transformed Students

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199913671
eISBN:
9780199315949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913671.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Here the managerial self of educational psychology is considered through a critical historical examination of self-efficacy. The chapter examines theory and research on self-efficacy with a focus on ... More


The Positive Psychology of Romantic Love

Jennifer M. Tomlinson and Arthur Aron

in Positive Psychology of Love

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199791064
eISBN:
9780199345199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791064.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Romantic love can be one of life’s most exhilarating and meaningful experiences, providing strong potential for self-growth. Recent research suggests that many positive processes occur within healthy ... More


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