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8. Fretful / Trepidated Behaviors

Category 8 out of 12

Theoretical Construct: Theories in Regulation of Emotion

Associated Category/Categories: Emotional Behaviors, Vocal Behaviors

Symptoms

Fearful / scared facial expressions.

Anxious / distressed expressions.

Clingy, ringing hands, rubbing face.

Expressing worry, fear, foreboding, catastrophe.

Purpose of the Behavior

Demonstrates failure to recognize faces and/or environment, which triggers emotions of fear and insecurity.

Demonstrates profound insecurity in milieu.

Demonstrates presence of security needs, which follow physiological needs.

Demonstrates need […]

By |August 28th, 2015|Behavior Categories|2 Comments

7. Emotional Behaviors

Category 7 out of 12

Theoretical Construct: Theories in Regulation of Emotion

Associated Category/Categories: Fretful / Trepidated Behaviors, Vocal Behaviors

Symptoms

Appearing sad, despondent, tearful.

Expression of despair, morbidity, helplessness.

Mimicking, mocking, dismissive.

Sarcastic, teasing, derogatory, critical, negative.

Feeling rejected / increased sensitivity.

Purpose of the Behavior

Demonstrates emotional regulation of melancholy and discontentment.

Feeling of “comfort” when expressing melancholy.
Feeling of “protection” when expressing discontentment.

Verbal / non-verbal expression of emotion […]

By |August 28th, 2015|Behavior Categories|0 Comments

Chapter 6: Theories in Regulation of Emotion

This chapter is focused on the third of the four identified theoretical constructs for behaviors: Theories in Emotional Regulation (TER). Behavioral categories emanating from TER are the result of impairment / changes in our emotional regulation. Such impairments can be a consequence of dysregulation of normal physiology or structural decline, as is the case in cognitive impairments.  In order to […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Book Chapters|5 Comments

6. Importuning Behaviors

Category 6 out of 12

Theoretical Construct: Motivational and Needs-Based Theories

Associated Category/Categories: Apathy Behaviors, Goal-Directed Behaviors, Motor Behaviors

Symptoms

Persistently seeking reassurance or assistance.

Demands to be met immediately.

Shadowing staff, being a pest, crowding personal space.

“Attention” seeking or “manipulative” behaviors.

Purpose of the Behavior

Demonstrates preserved motivational drives in detection and fulfillment of physiological needs.

Demonstrates presence of possible physiological unmet need:

Persistent actions focus on fulfilling the need, which may […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5. Motor Behaviors

Category 5 out of 12

Theoretical Construct: Motivational and Needs-Based Theories

Associated Category/Categories: Apathy Behaviors, Goal-Directed Behaviors, Importuning Behaviors

Symptoms

Roaming, strolling, wandering.

Fidgety, restless, agitated.

Seemingly driven, ‘on the go.’

Chair / bed exiting.

Wheelchair rocking / propelling.

Purpose of the Behavior

Demonstrates change in motor activity frequency and amplitude:

Increase in motivational levels.
Increase in autonomic arousal.

Demonstrates a degree of unrest in the person.

Environment-dependent:

Milieu dictates type of behavior expressed.

State-dependent:

State of mind […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Behavior Categories|0 Comments
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