Social Incentives - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127187501, 9781483264745

Social Incentives

1st Edition

A Life-Span Developmental Approach

Authors: Joseph Veroff Joanne B. Veroff
eBook ISBN: 9781483264745
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1980
Page Count: 326
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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 Preface Acknowledgments 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 Summary 2 Social Motivations of Infancy: Curiosity and Attachment Social Curiosity Attachment Motivation Summary 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 Summary 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 Summary 6 Social Motivations Childhood: Relatedness through Self-Control and Accommodation Authoritarian Social Approval Affiliation Motivation Social Altruism Summary 7 Social Motivations of Adolescence: Belongingness and Social Consistency Belongingness Motivation Social-Consistency Motivation Summary 8 Motivations of Adulthood: Interdependence and Integrity Interdependence Motivation Integrity Motivation Summary 9 Socialization and Social Motivation Socialization Reexamined Summary Epilogue References Subject Index


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