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An Attributional Theory of Motivation and Emotion

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Part of the book series: Springer Series in Social Psychology (SSSOC)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Principles for a Theory of Motivation

    1. Principles for a Theory of Motivation

      • Bernard Weiner
      Pages 1-17
  3. The Components of the Theory

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. A Description of Perceived Causality

      • Bernard Weiner
      Pages 21-42
    3. The Structure of Perceived Causality

      • Bernard Weiner
      Pages 43-78
    4. Perceived Causality and Goal Expectations

      • Bernard Weiner
      Pages 79-116
    5. Perceived Causality and Emotional Reactions

      • Bernard Weiner
      Pages 117-155
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 277-306

About this book

For a long time I have had the gnawing desire to convey the broad motivational sig­ nificance of the attributional conception that I have espoused and to present fully the argument that this framework has earned a rightful place alongside other leading theories of motivation. Furthermore, recent investigations have yielded insights into the attributional determinants of affect, thus providing the impetus to embark upon a detailed discussion of emotion and to elucidate the relation between emotion and motivation from an attributional perspective. The presentation of a unified theory of motivation and emotion is the goal of this book. My more specific aims in the chapters to follow are to: 1) Outline the basic princi­ ples that I believe characterize an adequate theory of motivation; 2) Convey what I perceive to be the conceptual contributions of the perspective advocated by my col­ leagues and me; 3) Summarize the empirical relations, reach some definitive con­ clusions, and point out the more equivocal empirical associations based on hypotheses derived from our particular attribution theory; and 4) Clarify questions that have been raised about this conception and provide new material for still further scrutiny. In so doing, the building blocks (if any) laid down by the attributional con­ ception will be readily identified and unknown juries of present and future peers can then better determine the value of this scientific product.

Keywords

  • Attribution
  • Emotion
  • Motivation
  • psychology
  • reinforcement

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA

    Bernard Weiner

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eBook USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4612-4948-1
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Softcover Book USD 149.99
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