Social Incentives

Social Incentives

A Life-Span Developmental Approach

1st Edition - January 28, 1980

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  • Authors: Joseph Veroff, Joanne B. Veroff
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483264745

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Social Incentives: A Life-Span Developmental Approach presents a developmental perspective about universal social goals, one that provides an examination of human motivation over the life span. The book aims to discover the kind of goals people display in their interactions with one another, how to understand them, how are they acquired, and how do they help in understanding human social behavior. Discussions on the theory of social incentives from the point of view of developmental psychology; social motivations during the different stages of life; and the socialization process based on a life-span developmental model of social motivation brings us closer to understanding the topic. Social and developmental psychologists, motivational experts, and clinicians will find the text invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contents



    l Studying Social Goals

    Assumptions about the Nature of Man

    General Framework for a Theory of Motivation

    A Theory of Social Incentives: A Developmental Perspective

    Conceptualizing Dimensions of Expectancies That Affect Incentives

    Conceptualizing How Motives Affect Incentives


    2 Social Motivations of Infancy: Curiosity and Attachment

    Social Curiosity

    Attachment Motivation


    3 Social Motivations of Early Childhood: Assertiveness

    Developmental Differentiation of Assertive Incentives

    Differentiation of Assertive-Achievement Incentive

    Assertive Motives: General Introduction

    Assertive Incentives in the Social Setting


    4 Social Motivations of Childhood : Relatedness, an Introduction

    Cognitive Changes Affecting Emergence of Relatedness

    Social Influences on the Development of Relatedness Incentives

    A Taxonomy of Relatedness Incentives

    5 Social Motivations of Childhood : Relatedness through Competence

    Responsibility Achievement Motivation

    Social-Comparison Achievement Motivation

    Task-Achievement Motivation


    6 Social Motivations Childhood: Relatedness through Self-Control and Accommodation

    Authoritarian Social Approval

    Affiliation Motivation

    Social Altruism


    7 Social Motivations of Adolescence: Belongingness and Social Consistency

    Belongingness Motivation

    Social-Consistency Motivation


    8 Motivations of Adulthood: Interdependence and Integrity

    Interdependence Motivation

    Integrity Motivation


    9 Socialization and Social Motivation

    Socialization Reexamined




    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 326
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: January 28, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483264745

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Joseph Veroff

Joanne B. Veroff

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