Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or formally
What is the specific behavior you want to change?
Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or
formally; related to the strength of curiosity but goes beyond it to describe the
tendency to add systematically to what one knows.
Working well as a member of a group or team; being loyal to the group; doing one’s
Thinking of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and do things; includes
artistic achievement but is not limited to it.
Being able to provide wise counsel to others; having ways of looking at the world that
make sense to oneself/others.
23: Social intelligence
Being aware of the motives/feelings of others and oneself; knowing what to do to fit
into different social situations; knowing what makes other people tick.
Regulating what one feels and does; being disciplined; controlling one’s appetites and
Changing a Behavior Worksheet
Choose a goal you want to achieve or a behavior you want to change. For example, it could be a specific behavior, such as an eating habit, managing anger, minimizing procrastination, improving a skill, or how you discipline your children. Be specific in describing the behaviors you want to exhibit, both in the desired goal and in the steps toward that goal.
Based on the information in Ch. 7 of Positive Psychology on designing personal goals and in Ch. 8 on developing self-regulation and self-control, develop a plan to change the behavior and answer the following questions.
1. What is the specific behavior you want to change? (50-100 words)
2. Why would it be a value to stop this behavior or learn a new behavior or skill? (100-150 words)
3. What is your action plan to change your behavior? (250-300 words)
4. How would you know if you accomplished your objectives? (100-150 words)
This is the book we are using in class and where chapter 7 is located:
Baumgardner, S.R., Crothers, M.K. (2009). Positive Psychology. Upper Saddle River,NJ. Pearson Education