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Motivation as related to personality [electronic resource] / Dorothy Rethlingshafer.

By: Rethlingshafer, Dorothy A.
Series: McGraw-Hill series in psychology: Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1963Description: ix, 388 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Subject(s): Motivation (Psychology) | MotivationAdditional physical formats: OriginalDDC classification: 159.4 Online resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "In writing this volume, I found that I could not produce a manageable book on both learning and motivation, so I abandoned learning to those psychologists concerned with "how we become what we are," i.e., those who write books on learning. I approached the problems generally subsumed under motivation, knowing that any attempted answers must necessarily be incomplete. I presumed to treat drives in performance without including the role of learning in need-related responses, and I presumed to consider goals without showing first how they were learned. Instead, I used as the focus of interest the evidence which suggested that transitory variables were shifting yet were constantly at work within man's activity stream. Behavior, or responses of the muscular system, is a part of the activity stream that can be more reliably recorded but may be less significant with regard to motivation than the other activities. I have emphasized the interaction of motivation and personality. The illustrative material is primarily taken from experimental studies, although clinical and industrial observations are also included"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).
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"In writing this volume, I found that I could not produce a manageable book on both learning and motivation, so I abandoned learning to those psychologists concerned with "how we become what we are," i.e., those who write books on learning. I approached the problems generally subsumed under motivation, knowing that any attempted answers must necessarily be incomplete. I presumed to treat drives in performance without including the role of learning in need-related responses, and I presumed to consider goals without showing first how they were learned. Instead, I used as the focus of interest the evidence which suggested that transitory variables were shifting yet were constantly at work within man's activity stream. Behavior, or responses of the muscular system, is a part of the activity stream that can be more reliably recorded but may be less significant with regard to motivation than the other activities. I have emphasized the interaction of motivation and personality. The illustrative material is primarily taken from experimental studies, although clinical and industrial observations are also included"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).

Also issued in print.

Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2013 dcunns

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