An Attributional Theory of Motivation and Emotion (Springer by Bernard Weiner

By Bernard Weiner

for a very long time i've got had the gnawing wish to exhibit the vast motivational sig­ nificance of the attributional belief that i've got espoused and to give totally the argument that this framework has earned a rightful position along different prime theories of motivation. in addition, fresh investigations have yielded insights into the attributional determinants of have an effect on, therefore offering the impetus to embark upon a close dialogue of emotion and to clarify the relation among emotion and motivation from an attributional standpoint. The presentation of a unified concept of motivation and emotion is the target of this booklet. My extra particular goals within the chapters to stick to are to: 1) define the fundamental princi­ ples that i feel represent an sufficient conception of motivation; 2) express what I understand to be the conceptual contributions of the point of view recommended by way of my col­ leagues and me; three) Summarize the empirical kinfolk, achieve a few definitive con­ clusions, and indicate the extra equivocal empirical institutions according to hypotheses derived from our specific attribution concept; and four) make clear questions which were raised approximately this perception and supply new fabric for nonetheless extra scrutiny. In so doing, the development blocks (if any) laid down via the attributional con­ ception could be with no trouble pointed out and unknown juries of current and destiny friends can then higher ensure the worth of this medical product.

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