Answering Objections to Self-Management and Related Concepts

Bobby Newman, Dawn Buffington, Nancy S. Hemmes, Devorah Rosen


Confusion and controversy surrounding the area of “self-management” stem from a failure to consider the multi-level nature of self-management and a lack of terminological consensus among researchers. The current paper analyzes both conceptual and empirical objections to self-management. Included in the discussion is a description of the effectiveness of self-management as well as an attempt at incorporation of self-management within the overall radical behavioral framework.


self-management, self-reinforcement, rule-governed behavior, radical behaviorism

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