Personal Motivation: A Model for Decision Making
A new text for positive psychology, 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 and deciding, and by describing the various characteristics of decision making as uniquely human. The self is reciprocally influenced by three motivational systems and is formed by the motivational process itself. A triarchic theory of motivation is proposed consisting of interdependent systems: formative, operational,and thematic. This book places the study of psychology back in the arena of life by developing a model of motivation and decision making immediately relevant to personal experience.
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Self and Will
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Abraham Maslow achieve altruism animal autonomous B. F. Skinner become behaviorist Big Bird called capacity Carl Jung Carl Rogers chap choice choose cognitive commitment consciousness create creative culture David McClelland decision direction ego gratification ence environment example exist existential experience fact feel Fred Newman Freud Freudian function Gordon Allport Hergenhahn Hitler human deciding human freedom human motivation human nature Ibid ideas important individual interaction interesting leaders leadership learned live Lois Holzman meaning moral never objective one's operational motivational system organization organizational participants person philosophy physical pigeons postmodern problem psychoanalytical psychology psychotherapy purpose reality reason responsibility result scientific scientist self-actualization sense Sigmund Freud talents thematic motivational system thematic system theory therapy things tion tional tive trait theory traits true Truman Show unconscious values workers York