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Resistance and Overmotivation in Achievement-Oriented Activity

  • John W. Atkinson

Abstract

What is stressful in the everyday effort to achieve? We get two answers from experimental work that has been designed to sharpen our conception of how individual differences in personality influence motivation and its expression in action: viz., resistance and overmotivation.

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Subjective Probability Test Anxiety Future Orientation Achievement Motivation Social Approval 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John W. Atkinson
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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