Improving Efficiency of Action Control Through Technical and Social Resources

  • Wolfgang Schönpflug
Part of the The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


Theories of action share the supposition that persons construct representations of the world, set goals, and operate toward achievement of these goals (Airaksinen & Gasparski, 1993; Frese & Zapf, 1994). According to these theories, efficiency of action derives from the quality of representations, the appropriateness of goals, and the skills of planning and executing operations. Improving efficiency requires the acquisition of skills for superior planning and execution, as well as learning how to construct better representations and how to find more adequate goals. Such a view focuses on individuals as agents who exert direct personal control in domains of their concern.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Schönpflug
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  1. 1.Studiengang PsychologieFreie Universität BerlinBerlin-DahlemGermany

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