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International Review of Research in Mental Retardation

Mental Retardation, Personality, and Motivational Systems

  • 1st Edition, Volume 31 - March 21, 2006
  • Editors: Harvey N. Switzky, Laraine Masters Glidden
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 3 6 6 2 3 1 - 6
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 4 6 3 5 3 - 7

Volume 31 of the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is a thematic exploration of personality and motivation in persons with mental retardation. Looking at a b… Read more

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Volume 31 of the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is a thematic exploration of personality and motivation in persons with mental retardation. Looking at a broad spectrum of intellectual disabilities, Mental Retardation, Personality, and Motivational Systems explores motivation as a moderator for performance and individualized effort. Coverage includes discussions of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in both mentally retarded and non-retarded children, self-determination, interpersonal decision making in adolescents and adults with mental retardation, interpersonal relationships, and the connection between etiological-specific differences and motivation to form "behavioral phenotypes." A final chapter presents a transactional perspective on human ability, relying on constructs of intelligence, cognitive processes, and motivation, with implications for developmental interventions in the lives of persons with mental retardation.