Behaviors and Self Determination

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					Behaviors and Self Determination
Some people struggle with developing skills because of particular
behaviors developed from influences over the years. When they struggle
with pre-structured behaviors or genetically related behaviors it often
makes it a harder struggle to build self-determination. Usually with some
help, a good mentor, counselor, etc, the person can develop skills. It
may take longer, but it is worth the wait.
A person's behavior towards a situation could also affect the way others
see them. Their attitude towards others could also affect their behavior
as well. Ones attitude needs to be adjusted for one to develop and change
their self-determination. A person could be assessed in any situation so
as to understand what they are going through for one to understand them
in any way. May be a sort of group therapy may also help so as the
teacher can pick up on any feelings you may have when discussing matters.
Some people may feel better if they converse about things first to others
and listen to others and there issues or problems they may have or
problems they seem to face in every day life. In a child it could be
something that has happened to them emotionally or mentally. No one knows
unless these issues are raised. If a child has a problem at home maybe
the child feels better telling a complete stranger i.e. Counselor so as
they can understand from the way they may see things rather than talk to
a relative. There may be a lot the person may want to say and may be a
bit overwhelmed when talking to someone they know. They may have a lot to
say and feel nervous in front of someone. For example you may want to
feel less anxious or tired and therefore a session in counseling may be
of help to you in some way or another. Counseling may also help in other
ways if need be.
Considering the cognitive approach, motivation sometimes crosses over the
lines of theory. For instance, implicit motives can set in motion or
cause someone unknowingly to react to something when the person is
unaware of his or her intentions. By training the mind to learn while
focusing on the objective, you can help one to reform unconstructive
behaviors. Sometimes counselors will use priming methods to measure the
patients contained memory. The process involves scrambling letters. Once
the letters are jumbled the entity is asked to choose some words from the
letters. The letters in the first instance should relate to success while
in the second instance it should relate to relationship.
During these tests patients that chose the success often showed higher
degrees of motivation than those that were confined to relationships.
Each party during these tests is often prepared with success-related
terms or words. You might try the priming methods at home to see if your
child can progress and build his or her motivation.
Aside from the priming method, you have other methods to consider to help
your child develop motivation and self-determination. It is a proven fact
that we often develop behaviors whether consciously or not, and in time
unconscious influences that enforced the behaviors upon us will display
themselves in our behavior. We must constantly stay on guard to defend
our human rights and to make sure that others are not influencing our
Another good strategy that you can use is the pro and con measurement
test. This test will help your child see the benefits of balance, good
skills, motivation, etc, and see the consequences of the cons. It is an
effective therapeutic strategy that works.

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