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Title Motivation and self-regulation across the life span / edited by Jutta Heckhausen and Carol S. Dweck
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998


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Description Electronic book
ix, 461 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction Jutta Heckhausen and Carol S. Dweck -- Part I. Regulation of the Self, Action, and Development: 1. Decomposing self-regulation and self-control: the volitional components inventory Julius Kuhl and Arno Fuhrmann -- 2. Developmental regulation in adulthood: selection and compensation via primary and secondary control Jutta Heckhausen and Richard Schulz -- 3. Development of regulatory focus: promotion and prevention as ways of living E. Tory Higgins and Israela Loeb -- 4. Commentary: human psychological needs and the issues of volition, control, and outcome focus Richard M. Ryan -- Part II. Social Determinants of Motivation: 5. Social motivation and perceived responsibility in others: attributions and behavior of African-American boys labeled as aggressive Sandra Graham -- 6. A multidimensional perspective of social control: implications for the development of sex differences in self-valuation and depression Eva Pomerantz and Diane Ruble -- 7. The functional regulation of adolescent dating relationships and sexual behavior: an interaction of goals, strategies, and situations Nancy Cantor and Catherine A. Sanderson -- 8. Commentary: strategies for studying social influences on motivation Ellen A. Skinner -- Part III. Functional and Dysfunctional Control-Related Behavior in Childhood: 9. Ruminative coping with depression Susan Nolen-Hoeksema -- 10. The development of early self-conceptions: their relevance for motivational purposes Carol S. Dweck -- 11. Sociocultural influences on the development of children's action-control beliefs Todd D. Little -- 12. Commentary: self-regulation, motivation and developmental psychopathology John R. Weisz -- Part IV. Developmental Goals in Adulthood: 13. A life-span approach to social motivation Laura L. Carstensen -- 14. Maintaining self-integrity and efficacy in later life: the adaptive functions of assimilative persistence and accommodative flexibility Jochen Brandtstadter -- 15. The willful pursuit of identity Peter M. Gollwitzer and Oliver Kirchhof -- 16. Commentary: motivation through the life course Richard Schulz
Summary In the last two decades, an approach to the study of motivation has emerged that focuses on specific cognitive and affective mediators of behavior, in contrast to more general traits or motives. This book adds to this process-oriented approach a developmental perspective. Critical elements of motivational systems can be specified and their interrelations understood by charting the origins and the developmental course of motivational processes. Moreover, a process-oriented approach helps to identify critical transitions and effective developmental interventions
Notes "Based on a conference entitled Life-Span Perspectives on Motivation and Control ... held in July 1995 at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin"--Pref
Paperback reissue digitally printed version 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Motivation (Psychology)
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Heckhausen, Jutta, 1957-
Dweck, Carol S., 1946-
LC no. 97032110
ISBN 9780521101486 digitally printed pbk
0521591767 hardcover