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Motivating Humans

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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