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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.
Chapter I. Introduction
Chapter II. Content Analysis
I. Early Research
II. Theory of the Thematic Apperception Method
III. Experimental Method
Chapter III. Evaluative Dispositions (Value Attitudes)
II. Area of Generalization
III. Sociocultural Frames of References and Their Change Over Historical Time
IV. Value Systems and Subsystems
Chapter IV. Important Dimensions of Experience
I. Focus of the Person-Environment Relationship
II. Time Perspective and the Nature of the Experience of Time
III. Levels of Reality
Chapter V. Conflict
I. Expectation of Failure
III. Resolution of Conflict after Failure
IV. Conflicts with Other Motives
Chapter VI. The General Structure of Goals and Performance
Chapter VII. Foreperiod: Valence and Motive Arousal
I. Discrepancy between a Present and a Future State
II. Psychic Distance between a Present and a Future State
Chapter VII. Goal Setting and Level of Aspiration
II. Results and Theoretical Review
III. Relationship of Goal Setting to Motivation
Chapter IX. The Performance Period
II. Feedback about Success and Failure
III. Endurance and Persistence
Chapter X . The Postperformance Period
I. Release from the Task
II. Zeigarnik Effect
III. Retrospective Judgment of Success
Chapter XI. Accomplishments
I. Motivation and Intelligence
II. Achievement in School and College
III. Other Types of Accomplishment
Chapter XII. Origin and Development of Achievement Motivation
I. Precursors and First Appearance
II. General Course of Development
III. Individual Differences: Parental Influences
IV. Effects of Family Structure
V. Effects of the Sociocultural Milieu
VI. Changes in Adulthood
Chapter XIII. Concluding Remarks
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- © Academic Press 1967
- 1st January 1967
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
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