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The Anatomy of Achievement Motivation

  • 1st Edition - October 22, 2013
  • Author: Heinz Heckhausen
  • Editor: Brendan A. Maher
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 7 1 7 2 - 9

The Anatomy of Achievement Motivation focuses on the study of individual differences in motivations, including the determinants of specific motives and methods of assessing motive… Read more

The Anatomy of Achievement Motivation

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The Anatomy of Achievement Motivation focuses on the study of individual differences in motivations, including the determinants of specific motives and methods of assessing motive strength. The book first offers information on content analysis and evaluative dispositions, as well as the theory of thematic apperception method, experimental method, and sociocultural frames of references and their change over historical time. The manuscript then highlights the important dimensions of experience and conflict. The publication takes a look at the general structure of goals and performance and valence and motive arousal, including psychic distance and discrepancy between a present and a future state. The book then examines goal setting and level of aspiration, performance period, and the origin and development of achievement motivation. The manuscript is a dependable reference for psychologists and readers interested in the facets of achievement motivation.