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Self-Rules Developed From Past Experiences

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Kunkel (1997) notes that primary determinants of behavior are formed from past and present experiences. "The most significant difference between a person's environment and rules is that past and present contextual events are the primary determinants of behavior, while rules serve as controlling variables for human activities (Hayes & Brownstein, 1986, as cited in Kunkel 1997)." Based upon our experiences, we form self-rules that govern our behavior. Identify one self-rule that you feel was formed by a previous experience, how new experiences have reshaped it or if it has stayed a true self-rule, and how you use it to guide your everyday actions.

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It is very true that the primary determinants of behavior are formed from past and present experiences. In past, I have faced lot of problems of bad debts in my business transactions as I used to give credit to all my clients. Therefore, based on my past experience I ...

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Discusses how past experiences affect our future behavior.

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