By Velibor Bobo Kovac
This booklet explores how and why people are encouraged to behave within the ways in which they do. The chapters study the origins of a given motion instead of their superficial visual appeal, that can frequently be deceptive. Kovac integrates the present wisdom of the sphere of motivation right into a higher theoretical framework through adopting either analytical and holistic views.
This theoretical framework means that all human behaviour evolves from the 3 basic underlying trends attached to the techniques of keep an eye on, association and self-expression which are additional changed by means of the mechanism of balanced twin stress. those developments are conceptualised as structures of interrelated mental wishes that advisor and govern a number of human actions.
As such, this booklet will be valuable to upper-level scholars and researchers of cognitive and social psychology and all students drawn to human motivation.
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Extra resources for Basic Motivation and Human Behaviour: Control, Affiliation and Self-expression
This position is a key point in behaviouristic theory and reflects a rather dubious combination of epistemological positions on what sort of knowledge science can and should obtain and a basic understanding of human nature. Thus, although the behaviouristic tradition produced research results of the utmost importance and value when it comes to understanding and prediction of human action, the odd combination of origins of knowledge and understandings of human 32 Basic Motivation and Human Behaviour nature was quite restrictive, resulting in obvious limitations in this line of reasoning.
The reasons for their exclusion lie in the purpose of the chapter and the book as a whole. The main purpose has been to provide an exemplification or illustration to show that the topic of fundamental motivation is indeed well-covered in literature. As I believe that this point has been communicated relatively clearly and copiously, the inclusion of other similar theoretical contributions might indeed be perceived as repetitive and redundant. Third, in addition to historical coverage of this theme, it is also evident that there are several postulations in contemporary literature that are similar to the reasoning presented in this book.
Although people might indeed prefer and value accurate feedback, they still might have a slight preference to receive favourable descriptions of themselves. And last, there is motivation for consistency. This motive also relates to the type of feedback one receives. However, in contrast to preferring slightly positive responses, people also show clear preferences for receiving feedback which confirms their own self-conceptions over time, hence the consistency motive. As noted above, these three motives are identified as important if self-knowledge is to be increased over time along with reflexive consciousness.