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College of Education
Possible selves is a theory. It involves strategies in helping students view themselves in a more desirable future state. It is focused on the self in three basic domains; Hoped for Selves, Expected Selves, and Feared Selves. Possible Selves leads an individual into goal setting skills.
Student inmates with learning disabilities do not have well developed plans for their futures upon release from prison. As a result, such students often return to prison for illegal acts.
A solution to the problem is to implement a goal setting skills program that is based on the students' view of positive possible selves in the future.
Martin, Susie M., "The Study of the Impact of Possible Selves on the Goal-Setting Skills of Incarcerated Male Students with Learning Disabilities" (1996). Masters Theses. 336.