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Motivating Humans
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Motivating Humans
Goals, Emotions, and Personal Agency Beliefs

  • Martin E. Ford - Stanford University, Center for the Study of Families and Youth


November 1992 | 314 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

 
Rationale for Motivational Systems Theory
 
Theoretical Foundation for Motivational Systems Theory
The Living Systems Framework

 
 
Defining Motivation and Its Role in Effective Human Functioning
 
Personal Goals
Directing and Organizing Behavior Through Cognitive Representations of Desired and Undesired Outcomes

 
 
Personal Agency Beliefs and Emotional Arousal Processes
Regulating Behavior Through the Integration of Cognition and Affect

 
 
Integration of Historical and Contemporary Theories of Motivation
Goals, Emotions, and Personal Agency Beliefs

 
 
How to `Motivate' People
General Principles and Specific Applications to Enduring Problems in Child and Adolescent Development, Education, Business, and Counseling and Everyday Living

 
 
Summary of Motivational Systems Theory

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