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Motivation and Action

Author : Heinz Heckhausen
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The translation of this volume has been a long and sometime arduous journey giving nearly literal meaning to the Latin term translatus, meaning to carry across. In fact, it required many journeys both geographically, between Canada and Germany, and fig uratively, between German and English language, thought, and culture; between the mind of a German professor and that of his American colleague. Whether or not it was all worthwhile must be left to the reader's judgment, but let me outline the rationale for embarking on this venture. When the first German edition of this book appeared in 1980 it was acclaimed not only by German scholars but by those outside the German-speaking community as well. In fact, it received extremely favorable reviews, even in English-language journals, which is unusual for a foreign text. It was recognized that this was far more than just another text book on motivation. For one thing, it exposed and examined the multi faceted roots that have contributed to contemporary theory and research in motivation. The author skillfully examined the motivational concepts, theories, and research that have emanated from many areas of psychology such as learning theory, social psychol ogy, personality, psychoanalysis, and clinical psychology.

Motivation and Action

Author : Jutta Heckhausen
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This third edition provides translations of all chapters of the most recent fifth German edition of Motivation and Action, including several entirely new chapters. It provides comprehensive coverage of the history of motivation, and introduces up-to-date theories and new research findings. Early sections provide a broad introduction to, and deep understanding of, the field of motivation psychology, mapping out different perspectives and research traditions. Subsequent chapters examine major themes of human motivation, including achievement, affiliation, and power motivation as well as the fundamentals of motivation psychology, such as motivated and goal oriented behaviors, implicit and explicit motives, and the regulation of development. In addition, the book discusses the roles of motivation in three practical fields: school and college, the workplace, and sports. Topics featured in this text include: Social Relationships and its effects on sexual or intimacy motivation. Conscious and unconscious motivators of behavior. Drives and incentives in the fields of achievement, intimacy, sociability and power. How the biochemistry and structures of our brain shapes motivated behavior. How to engage in intentional goal-directed behavior. The potential and limits of motivation and self-direction in shaping our lives. Motivation and Action, Third Edition, is a must-have resource for undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in the fields of motivation psychology, cognitive psychology, and social psychology, as well as personality psychology and agency. About the Editor: Jutta Heckhausen is the daughter of Heinz Heckhausen, who published "Motivation and Action” as a monograph in 1980 and who died in 1988 just before the 2nd edition came out. Dr. Heckhausen received her Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow with a dissertation about early mother-child interaction, and did her Habilitation in 1996 at the Free University of Berlin with a monograph about developmental regulation in adulthood. Dr. Heckhausen worked for many years at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, conducting research about the role of motivation in lifespan development. She is currently a professor of psychology at the University of California, Irvine.

Personality Motivation and Action

Author : John William Atkinson
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The Psychology of Action

Author : Peter M. Gollwitzer
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Moving beyond the traditional, and unproductive, rivalry between the fields of motivation and cognition, this book integrates the two domains to shed new light on the control of goal-directed action. Renowned social and motivational psychologists present concise formulations of the latest research programs which are effectively mapping the territory, providing new findings, and suggesting innovative strategies for future research. Ideally structured for classroom use, this book will effectively familiarize readers with important theories in the psychology of action.

Motivation Thought and Action

Author : Julius Kuhl
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The past three decades of research on human motivation have presented theories of cognitive decision-making that fail to account for numerous behavioral paradoxes such as the disproportional rise in motivation following the reduction in anxiety. This text provides empirical evidence and a broad theoretical framework for integrating cognitive, emotional and motivational psychology though a systems-oriented perspective.

Motivation Action Results

Author : Keith Schreiter
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Learn the motivational values and triggers our team members have, and learn to use them wisely. By balancing internal motivation and external motivation methods, we can be more effective motivators. As leaders, we need to be the spark that ignites our team into action.

Focus Motivation Action

Author : Alyssa Edwards
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Anyone can come up with a goal, but not everyone has the ability to achieve it. For that to happen, you need to take action first. Goals are not like dreams or prayers. You cannot just close your eyes and wish for it to happen. You have to do something.But of course, it does not end there. Certainly, taking the first step toward reaching your goal is the most crucial but it is not the only thing you have to do. There are a lot more steps to take and work hard on, and for that you need to be focused.You need to learn how to ignore distraction. Perhaps in a perfect world, no person would have to be subjected to distraction when trying to accomplish a goal. But this is reality, and distraction comes in all shapes and sizes.Sometimes, distraction comes from within. This is the worst obstacle of all because how do you ignore something that lives inside your mind or heart? This is when motivation kicks in. As the old adage goes, when the going gets tough, the going gets tougher.* Goals are like a destination that you have to reach.* Taking action is what gives you direction toward your goal.* Staying focused ensures that you are always on the right path.* And lastly, motivation is what makes sure that you will do anything and everything to reach the end of the path, arrive at your destination, and achieve your goal.This is a never ending and rather flexible cycle. At times, you will need to motivate yourself in order to take action. Other times, you need to take action to stay focused. In any case, which goes first does not matter so do not be surprised if you find yourself jumping from one tip to another. What matters is that you are taking all the positive steps toward reaching your goal.So if you are ready to finally make your goals come true, then here goes!

Motivation in Action and Perception

Author : Stefan Belles
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According to the ideo-motor principle actions can be evoked through the endogenous or exogenous activation of associated action-effect representations. Within this scope, the preceding acquisition of a bi-directional link between actions and their sensory consequences can be regarded as a prerequisite for action control. The present work extends this perspective by suggesting that the establishment of action-perception links through contingency learning is significantly affected by motivational compatibility. Empirical evidence is presented for an increased action-triggering potential of primed action-effect representations in case of a congruency between their valence and the motivational orientation of associated actions.

Personal Control in Action

Author : Miroslaw Kofta
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This new study presents exciting international research developments on personal control and self-regulation. Each chapter examines the subject at a different level of analysis to foster a complete understanding. Brief synopses of each chapter are provided as introductions to the three major sections of the book. These sections cover the person as an agent of control, affective and cognitive mechanisms of executive agency, and reactions to threatened control.

A Survey of Integrity

Author : G. J. Pearson
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Motivation Triggers

Author : Patrick King
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The science of getting started: from complete apathy to full sprint. Stop saying “I’ll do that later...” Humans, at our best, seek to take the path of least resistance. Often, this results in doing nothing at all. And it feels great. But we need to be able to switch to another gear. And you’ll learn how here. Understand the psychology of motivation (and procrastination) and how to take advantage of it. Motivation Triggers is an insightful look at motivation: how it works, and how you can interrupt our inclination to be lazy and procrastinate. You’ll learn to attack motivation from both a physical and psychological perspective. This book will teach you how to give your brain what it wants... while lighting a fire under you and pushing you to reach your goals. Learn to trigger motivation and action on command. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He transformed himself from a lazy, apathetic person into someone with nearly endless motivation - this book understands your struggles. Transform your thinking and multiply your results, no matter how lazy you are. •The scientific and biological foundations of motivations. •The science of how to get started and find momentum. •How to plan yourself out of apathy and into action. •An overview of the types of motivation: extrinsic, intrinsic, instinctual, drives, cognitive needs, bribes, etc.

The Miracle of Motivation

Author : George Shinn
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The owner of the Charlotte Hornets NBA basketball team shares some of the secrets of his own success.

Self regulation of motivation and action through goal systems

Author : Albert Bandura
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Freedom Action and Motivation in Spinoza s Ethics

Author : Taylor & Francis Group
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The present volume posits the themes of freedom, action, and motivation as the central principles that drive Spinoza's Ethics from its first part to its last. It assembles essays by internationally leading scholars who provide different, sometimes opposing interpretations of these fundamental themes as they operate across the five parts of the Ethics and within its manifold domains. The diversity of issues, approaches, and perspectives within this volume, along with the chapters' common focus, open up new ways of understanding not only some of the key concepts and main objectives in the Ethics but also the threads unifying the entire work. The sequence of essays in the book broadly follows the order of the Ethics, providing up-to-date perspectives of Spinoza's views on freedom, action, and motivation in their ontological, cognitive, physical, affective, and ethical facets. This enables readers to engage with a variety of new interpretations of these key themes of the Ethics and to reconsider their consequences both for other related issues in the Ethics and for the relevance of the Ethics to contemporary trends in philosophy of action and motivation. The essays will contribute to the growing interest in Spinoza's Ethics and spark further discussion and debate within and outside the vast body of scholarship on this important work. Freedom, Action, and Motivation in Spinoza's Ethics will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working on Spinoza and early modern philosophy.

Human Motivation

Author : Nathan Brody
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Human Motivation: Commentary on Goal-Directed Action deals with human motivation, illustrating a simplistic model of a goal-directed action sequence derived from the usual layman's conception of a goal-directed action. This book consists of five chapters. After an introduction provided in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 considers the Hullian tradition in motivation, emphasizing that there is a body of evidence that requires an analysis of motivational phenomena in nonpurposive terms. The theories growing out of research on achievement motivation is examined in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 covers the theory of affective dynamics and applications of certain economic principles to human behavior, including theoretical developments to the theory of action presented in the preceding chapter. Chapter five discusses complexities in the commonsense view of action tendencies, such as the usual assumption that individuals are aware of the reasons for their actions and goals toward which their actions are directed is challenged. This publication is a good reference for students and researchers conducting work on the study of human motivation.

Motivation Action Results

Author : Keith Schreiter
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Want to motivate your network marketing team into action? We don't have to be a screaming drill instructor to get the job done. Through contests, recognition, goal-setting, fill-out forms, personal development and other motivational techniques, we can do our part to create momentum in our teams. Our new distributors need motivation to overcome the negativity of their initial prospects. Our experienced distributors need motivation when they run out of prospects they know. Learn the motivational values and triggers our team members have, and learn to use them wisely. By balancing internal motivation and external motivation methods, we can be more effective motivators. As leaders, we need to be the spark that ignites our team into action. We can teach our team exactly what to do. However, we must motivate them to do it. Enjoy this book of case studies and examples of exactly how to be a motivating team leader. We can't do all the work ourselves. We need help. Our teams have to be in action for us to duplicate. Put your team into momentum and get results fast. Order your copy now!

Altruistic Motivation and Action

Author : Christopher Johns
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Motivation

Author : Douglas G. Mook
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This Second Edition of Motivation: The Organization of Action has the same goal as the first: to present a coherent view of theory and research in motivation.

Logic Motivation and Action

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Push Yourself

Author : Patrick King
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The science of getting started: from complete apathy to full sprint. Stop saying "I'll do that later..." Humans, at our best, seek to take the path of least resistance. Often, this results in doing nothing at all. And it feels great. But we need to be able to switch to another gear. And you'll learn how here. Learn to trigger motivation and action on command. Push Yourself is an insightful look at motivation: how it works, and how you can interrupt our instinct to be lazy and procrastinate. You'll learn to attack motivation from both a physical and psychological perspective. This book will teach you how to give your brain what it wants... while lighting a fire under you and pushing you to reach your goals. This is a guide to action. Understand the psychology of motivation, procrastination, and avoidance. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He transformed himself from a lazy, apathetic person into someone with nearly endless motivation - this book understands your struggles. Transform your thinking and multiply your results, no matter how lazy you are. -The scientific and biological foundations of motivations. -The science of how to get started and find momentum. -How to plan yourself out of apathy and into action. -An overview of the types of motivation: extrinsic, intrinsic, instinctual, drives, cognitive needs, bribes, etc. -A collection of pep talks and motivating mottos for action. Push yourself: because no one else will do it for you. You'll thank yourself later! The ability to light a fire in yourself is behind everything you want in life. We don't want to do the dirty work; we don't want to work hard; we don't want to be uncomfortable. But it's unavoidable for the success you want. How can we get over this? Saying "just do it" isn't enough. Learning the psychology behind motivation is what will push you into action, and consistently help you to achieve your goals. It is the foundation for the most focused moments of your life!