Motivating Humans: Goals, Emotions, and Personal Agency Beliefs

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SAGE, Oct 6, 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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Contents

The Living Systems
17
Defining Motivation and Its Role in Effective
65
Personal Goals
83
Personal Agency Beliefs and Emotional Arousal
123
Integration of Historical and Contemporary
152
Summary of Motivational Systems Theory
244
References
258
Name Index
284
Subject Index
291
About the Author
301
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