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Principles for a Theory of Motivation

  • Bernard Weiner
Part of the SSSP Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)

Abstract

In 1645, Miyamoto Musashi was contemplating the causes of his past success as a warrior. In A Book of Five Rings he mused:

When I reached thirty I looked back on my past. The previous victories were not due to my having mastered strategy. Perhaps it was natural ability, or the order of heaven, or that other schools’ strategy was inferior, (p. 35)

Keywords

Goal Attainment Human Motivation Theory Construction Psychoanalytic Theory Achievement Domain 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Weiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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