Intrinsic Motivation (Perspectives in Social Psychology)

Edward L. Deci


Intrinsic Motivation (Perspectives in Social Psychology)

Intrinsic Motivation (Perspectives in Social Psychology)

  • Title: Intrinsic Motivation (Perspectives in Social Psychology)
  • Author: Edward L. Deci
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Kindle Edition



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 thatAs 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.


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