Springer US, 1975 - 324 pages
As I begin to write this Preface, I feel a rush of excitement. I have now finished the book; my gestalt is coming into completion. Throughout the months that I have been writing this, I have, indeed, been intrinsically motivated. Now that it is finished I feel quite competent and self-determining (see Chapter 2). Whether or not those who read the book will perceive me that way is also a concern of mine (an extrinsic one), but it is a wholly separate issue from the intrinsic rewards I have been experiencing. This book presents a theoretical perspective. It reviews an enormous amount of research which establishes unequivocally that intrinsic motivation exists. Also considered herein are various approaches to the conceptualizing of intrinsic motivation. The book concentrates on the approach which has developed out of the work of Robert White (1959), namely, that intrinsically motivated behaviors are ones which a person engages in so that he may feel competent and self-determining in relation to his environment. The book then considers the development of intrinsic motiva tion, how behaviors are motivated intrinsically, how they relate to and how intrinsic motivation is extrinsically motivated behaviors, affected by extrinsic rewards and controls. It also considers how changes in intrinsic motivation relate to changes in attitudes, how people attribute motivation to each other, how the attribution process is motivated, and how the process of perceiving motivation (and other internal states) in oneself relates to perceiving them in others.
Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire
Aucun commentaire n'a été trouvé aux emplacements habituels.
Some Comments on the Why of Behavior
Conceptualizations of Intrinsic Motivation
Concluding Comments 59
11 autres sections non affichées
Autres éditions - Tout afficher
achievement activity actor amount apparent approach aspect asserted attitude attributions awareness become causality cause challenge Chapter child choice cognitive competence and self-determination consequences considered consistent contingent Deci decrease dependent desired determined discrepancy discussed dissonance drive effect engage environment environmental example expectations experiment experimenter exploration external extrinsic rewards feelings findings forces Further given goal hand Hence humans important incongruity increase inequity inputs insufficient intention interesting internal intrinsic motivation involves justification lead learning less locus look means motivated behavior negative notion observer one's optimal organism outcomes output paid payments perceived performance person play position potential prediction presented primary probably produce psychological puzzles question reason received reduce reinforcement relationship reported response satisfaction seek seems showed situation stimulus subjects success suggested task theory tion uncertainty whereas