1. Introduction and plan; 2. Principles of feedback control; 3. Discrepancy reducing feedback processes in behavior; 4. Discrepancy enlarging loops, and three further issues; 5. Goals and behavior; 6. Goals, hierarchicality, and behavior: further issues; 7. Public and private aspects of the self; 8. Control processes and affect; 9. Affect: issues and comparisons; 10. Expectancies and disengagement; 11. Disengagement: issues and comparisons; 12. Applications to problems in living; 13. Hierarchicality and problems in living; 14. Chaos and dynamic systems; 15. Catastrophe theory; 16. Further applications to problems in living; 17. Is behavior controlled or does it emerge?; 18. Goal engagement, life and death.
Description of human behavior which sees all behavior as aimed at attaining goals.