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Cognitive Perpsective of Autonomy

Do you agree with the necessity for autonomy as defined by the cognitive theorists? Why or why not?

Please give a definition of autonomy in your response and base answer on at least one reference?

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1. Do you agree with the necessity for autonomy as defined by the cognitive theorists? Why or why not?

Autonomy is the freedom to make choices to think, feel and act independently. Behavioral autonomy suggests the ability and freedom to act for one self and to make one's own decisions, whereas emotional autonomy represents the ability and freedom to feel for one's self (Beckart, 2005).

It is important and necessary to have the freedom to make your own decisions and to act on them. This is essential to goal setting and attainment. It is also important to have the freedom and ability to feel and express one's feelings. Unexpressed feelings can cause problem in thinking and emotional outbursts. Yet people's autonomy might not be ...

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