Human Motivation

Human Motivation

by Bernard Weiner, Henry Ed. Weiner
     
 

'Weiner's third textbook on motivation has more emphasis on emotion than its predecessors. There is also a new organization around basic metaphors... there is particularly good and up-to-date coverage of attributional approaches' - Cognition and Emotion

Successful with over 24,000 students in two earlier motivation books, Weiner's text - newly

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'Weiner's third textbook on motivation has more emphasis on emotion than its predecessors. There is also a new organization around basic metaphors... there is particularly good and up-to-date coverage of attributional approaches' - Cognition and Emotion

Successful with over 24,000 students in two earlier motivation books, Weiner's text - newly available in paperback - depicts motivation as an unfolding story with plot and characters. He offers insights into the history and study of motivation and captures the excitement of the field as it evolves.

Theories are explored in the context of the dominant metaphor, or paradigm, of various eras. First to be discussed is the machine metaphor, which to

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805807110
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1980
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction. Part I: Need Reduction Theories. The Psychoanalytic Theory of Motivation. Drive Theory. Part II: Expectancy-Value Theories. Kurt Lewin's Field Theory. Achievement Theory. Social Learning and Personal Responsibility. Part III: Mastery and Growth Theories. Attribution Theory. An Attributional Theory of Behavior. Humanistic Theory and Personal Constructs. Part IV: Conclusion. Overview and Concluding Remarks.

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