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Overview

This volume provides a precise and comprehensive description of human motivation. Drawing on psychology, education and management, Ford integrates classic and contemporary motivation theory into a unified framework - Motivational Systems Theory - from which he derives 17 principles for motivating people.

The book provides concrete examples throughout and includes a chapter on practical applications such as: promoting social responsibility in young people; increasing motivation for learning and school achievement; increasing work productivity and job satisfaction; and helping people lead emotionally healthy lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803945296
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/6/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Rationale for Motivational Systems Theory
Theoretical Foundation for Motivational Systems Theory
The Living Systems Framework
Defining Motivation and Its Role in Effective Human Functioning
Personal Goals
Directing and Organizing Behavior Through Cognitive Representations of Desired and Undesired Outcomes
Personal Agency Beliefs and Emotional Arousal Processes
Regulating Behavior Through the Integration of Cognition and Affect
Integration of Historical and Contemporary Theories of Motivation
Goals, Emotions, and Personal Agency Beliefs
How to 'Motivate' People
General Principles and Specific Applications to Enduring Problems in Child and Adolescent Development, Education, Business, and Counseling and Everyday Living
Summary of Motivational Systems Theory
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2002

    MST for ME

    Not for the casual reader fascinated by the pop psychology of Emotional Intelligence, or the mid-level manager looking for a quick fix for low productivity. This book is for all of the researchers and educators who have experienced difficulty assimilating the myriad of motivation literature and applying it to their work. This will likely be a classic integrative theory for motivation.

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