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TitleMotivational science : social and personality perspectives / edited by E. Tory Higgins, Arie W. Kruglanski
Imprint Philadelphia, PA : Psychology Press, 2000
Descript xii, 454 p. ; 24 cm


Need to belong: desire for interpersonal attachments as a fundamental human motivation -- Social self: on being the same and difference at the same time -- Some affective consequences of soical comparison and reflcetion processes: the pain and pleasure of being close -- Why do we need what we need? A terror management perspective on the roots of human social motivation -- Life task problem-solving: situation affordances and personal needs -- Dynamics of a stressful encounter -- Support of autonomy and the control of behavior -- Cognitive-affective system theory of personality: reconceptualizing situations, dispositions, dynamics, and invariance in personality structure -- Prediction of behavior from attitudinal and normative variables -- Motivational determinants of risk-taking behavior -- Self-evaluation and self-efficacy mechanisms governing the motivational effects of goal systems -- What do people think they are doing? Action identification and human behavior -- Beyond pleasure and pain -- Deliberatuve and implemental mind-sets: cognitive tuning toward congruous thoughts and information -- Origins and functions of positive and negative affect: a control-process view -- Identity negotiation: where two roads meet -- Dissonance and the pill: an Attribution approach to studying the arousal properties of dissonance -- Case for motivated reasoning -- Uncertainty orientation and persuasion: individual differences in the efects of personal relevance on social judgments -- Motivated closing of the mind: "Seizing" and "freezing" -- Attributional amalysis of achievement motivation -- Social-cognitive approach to motivation and personality -- Attribution of apparent arousal and proficiency of recovery from sympathetic activation affecting excitation transfer to aggressive behavior

Motivation (Psychology) Motivation (Psychology) -- Social aspects Personality and motivation

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