Who Am I?: The 16 Basic Desires that Motivate Our Behavior and Define Our Personality

Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2000 - 280 pages
On June 15, 1998, Ohio State University professor and psychologist Steven Reiss issued a press release announcing his most recent research results. The headline-making story was instantly picked up by Reuters and UPI, and spread to newspapers and magazines all over the world. Dr. Reiss had discovered scientific proof that our general understanding of why people act as they do is, for the most part, wrong. Experts have theorized that human behavior is driven by everything from the search for truth to the wish to maximize pleasure and minimize pain. But through exhaustive documented surveys, Dr. Reiss proved that nearly all of our thoughts and actions are motivated by sixteen basic desires and values. Reiss's system revolutionizes current behavioral theory. His book challenges our definition of who we are, how we interact with others, and what will really fulfill us in life. Offering practical applications for achieving greater personal and professional success, Who Am I? has deep relevance for all those who need to know what makes people tick-from corporate executives and advertising copywriters to salespeople, educators, therapists, and coaches. This important book changes the way we look at the world.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - knightlight777 - LibraryThing

Kind of an interesting book that delves into how you can use a list of sixteen characteristics developed by this psychologist that helps you understand what makes you tick. The characteristics seem ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Dr. Reiss allows the reader to identify their own behavior and interestingly stimulates the readers subconscious to see outside the traditional behavioral box. Deftly done. Consulter l'avis complet

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Steven Reiss, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Ohio State University, as well as the director of the Nisonger Center for Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. His internationally acclaimed, influential research has been translated into more than a dozen languages and widely adopted by professionals and educators. Dr. Reiss lives in Columbus.

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