Motivating humans: goals, emotions, and personal agency beliefs

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Sage Publications, 1992 - Business & Economics - 302 pages
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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The Living Systems
The Components of Unitary Functioning
Processes and Principles of Change and Development

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About the author (1992)

Ford is Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Committee on Psychological Studies in Education at the Stanford University School of Education.

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