Behavior and Social Issues

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 85–95 | Cite as

Answering Objections to Self-Management and Related Concepts

  • Bobby Newman
  • Dawn M. 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.

Key words

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


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© Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bobby Newman
    • 1
  • Dawn M. Buffington
    • 2
  • Nancy S. Hemmes
    • 3
  • Devorah Rosen
    • 3
  1. 1.Association in Manhattan for Autistic Children, Inc.New YorkUSA
  2. 2.Princeton Child Development InstituteUSA
  3. 3.Queens College and the Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkUSA

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