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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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