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Principles for a Theory of Motivation

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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)

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  • Goal Attainment
  • Human Motivation
  • Theory Construction
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Achievement Domain

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In which the author tells why attributions provide the foundation for a theory of motivation. Twelve principles for a general theory of motivation are proposed.

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Weiner, B. (1986). Principles for a Theory of Motivation. In: An Attributional Theory of Motivation and Emotion. SSSP Springer Series in Social Psychology. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-4948-1_1

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