Personal Motivation: A Model for Decision Making

Personal Motivation: A Model for Decision Making

by Robert P. Cavalier

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A model for personal motivation and decision-making, this book places the self as the decision-maker at the center of the motivational process. Personal Motivation represents a new approach for student and scholar to consider motivation theory, self theory and decision theory. It supports current thinking, which sees the self as possessing power for growth and change. Challenging traditional motivation and personality theories, it puts personality within the context of a new motivation model. It also challenges current thinking by distinguishing between choosing, deciding, and describing the various characteristics of decision-making as a uniquely human activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275975746
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/2001
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

ROBERT P. CAVALIER is Dana Professor of Psychology at Elmira College. He is a counseling and organizational psychologist with interests in human motivation and organizational behavior.

Table of Contents




Thank you, Dr. Allport

Self and Will

Nature and Freedom

Personal Motivation

Three Ways to Go

Setting a Course

Territories Within


Work and Leaders

Epilogue: White Coats and Robots

Selected Bibliography


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