15 - Control Theories

Across self control level is a function of parenting

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Unformatted text preview: onist. hedonist. • Capacity for self control varies Capacity across individuals. across • Self control level is a function of parenting during first 6-8 years and is stable thereafter. years Self Control Self (Reckless) X Illegitimate Opportunities (Cloward & Ohlin) Minimal Elements of Proper Child Rearing: Child • • • Affection for child Monitoring of activities Recognize and point out Recognize deviance deviance • Punish (disapprove of) Punish deviance deviance Critique of G & H Critique • Neglect of peer associations Neglect and biology and • Self-control as a construct • Potential for tautology • Overly individualistic Overly Tittle’s Control Balance Theory (1995 and 2004) Theory Main Contentions Main • People have an inherent need People or desire to exercise control. or • Deviant behaviors occur Deviant when certain variables converge and interact in a sequence. sequence. Sequence Sequence 1. Person experiences control Person imbalance imbalance a. Control deficit – p...
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2010 for the course COR 810 taught by Professor Dr.kevinminor during the Fall '08 term at E. Kentucky.

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