Who Am I?: 16 Basic Desires that Motivate Our Actions Define Our Persona

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Penguin, 2002 - Psychology - 288 pages
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What do we want? What makes us tick? From acceptance to vengeance to curiosity, his book explains the 16 basic and universal desires that shape our behaviour – and shows how the ways we prioritize them determines our personalities. Grounded in up-to-date psychological research, this book can help
* parents comprehend their children's needs and behaviour
* couples understand each other better
* employers motivate their employees
* employees become more effective in their work
* YOU achieve greater satisfaction and happiness in life
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Basic Desires That Make Our Lives Meaningful
15
What Is a Basic Desire?
17
Why My Dog Saves Socks
35
Why Kids and Elephants Will Make You Wet
52
Why a Secretary Feared Heights
66
One Size Does Not Fit All
83
J Dont Get It and Neither Do You
101
Turning Work Into Play
163
All in the Family
184
WTiy My Fa ther Was a Mets Fan
201
The Scientific Study of the Human Spirit
222
Aterword
243
Appendix
250
Bibliography
263
Index
275

ValueBased Happiness
123
How Relationships Grow
142

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About the author (2002)

Steven Reiss, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Ohio State University, as well as the director of the Nisonger Center for Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. His internationally acclaimed, influential research has been translated into more than a dozen languages and widely adopted by professionals and educators. Dr. Reiss lives in Columbus.

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