Handbook of Competence and Motivation 1st Edition

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"This magnificent review and analysis of every aspect of achievement motivation brings together the work of widely recognized experts. The Handbook is an incredible resource for anyone interested in motivation, and an excellent volume to draw from for college teaching."--Deborah J. Stipek, PhD, Stanford University School of Education

"Without question, this handbook represents a landmark effort! It is a timely contribution to the study of motivation, the development of competence, and the nature and causes of achievement. This marvelous presentation of research findings and theoretical perspectives will stand for some time as a major resource for those working in the field. It is sure to prompt and profoundly shape future research in the area."--Martin L. Maehr, PhD, Department of Psychology and School of Education, University of Michigan

"This is the most authoritative and up-to-date presentation available of theory and research on a vital topic in social and personality psychology. The editors have done an admirable job in pulling together diverse strands of work under a coherent conceptual umbrella, providing an illuminating historical and contemporary perspective on an aspect of the human psyche that constitutes a major force in 'making the world go round.' Should be of considerable relevance to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers in social, developmental, and personality psychology, as well as their counterparts in economics, business, sociology, and political science."--Arie W. Kruglanski, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland


"The editors have done an admirable job of providing a comprehensive overview of the literature while pulling it together within an integrated conceptual framework.....It is a good sourcebook for researchers, educators, clinicians, and advanced students....This comprehensive book is thought-provoking. The editors have gathered a diverse group of experts who illuminate processes and constructs that are germane to cognitive therapy researchers and practitioners."--Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews
(Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews 2007-07-04)

"Each contributor is able to present his or her area of expertise, while at the same time making it clear why competence is important to that area....A wonderful text for either an advanced seminar or a graduate course dedicated to the topic of motivation."--PsycCRITIQUES
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About the Author

Andrew J. Elliot, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Rochester, and is currently an associate editor of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and a section editor of Social and Personality Psychology Compass. Dr. Elliot has published approximately 100 scholarly works, has received research grants from public and private agencies, and has been awarded four different early- and mid-career awards for his research contributions. His research areas include achievement and affiliation motivation; approach-avoidance motivation; personal goals; subjective well-being; and parental, teacher, and cultural influences on motivation and self-regulation.

 

Carol S. Dweck, PhD, is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, and has published significant work in the area of achievement motivation since the early 1970s. Dr. Dweck is one of the first researchers linking attributions to patterns of achievement motivation, an originator of achievement goal theory, and a pioneer in the area of self-theories of motivation. Her recent books include Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development; Motivation and Self-Regulation across the Lifespan (coedited with Jutta Heckhausen); and Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Her research is extensively cited in social, developmental, personality, and educational psychology.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (April 4, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593851235
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593851231
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,298,479 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By D. Niesta on November 28, 2006
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I found this book to be very comprehensive in combining topics related to achievement motivation. It offers an amazing overview of cutting edge and recent literature, e.g., motives, goals, values, culture, and gender, which all tie into the concept of competence and motivation. Helpful and great to read!
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11 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Martin Nader on March 18, 2008
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This is one of the most complete and easy reading handbooks that I've ever seen. I recommend this product to all people interested in the field of motivation, professional competences and work.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Sarlin on August 11, 2012
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One of the most important, valuable resources about motivation and competence ever written- like sitting in on a conversation between the absolute all-stars in the field; Dweck, Eliot, Wigfield, Eccles, Bandura, Pintrich, Schunk, Zimmerman, etc. It's like a full degree in motivation theory in one book.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shannon Evans on January 19, 2013
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Competence and Motivation are the focus of all these peer reviewed journal articles bound together in one cover; however, it has much overlap in the areas of persistence, tenacity, and self-efficacy of learners. Great for anyone writing in any of these areas of education.
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2 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Michael E. Hackett on December 20, 2008
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This book was in great shape,new condition. It is one of the standards texts for motivation psychology.
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