Basic Motivation and Human Behaviour: Control, Affiliation by Velibor Bobo Kovac

By Velibor Bobo Kovac

This ebook explores how and why people are stimulated to behave within the ways in which they do. The chapters study the origins of a given motion instead of their superficial visual appeal, which may usually be deceptive. Kovac integrates the present wisdom of the sphere of motivation right into a better theoretical framework through adopting either analytical and holistic views.

This theoretical framework means that all human behaviour evolves from the 3 basic underlying developments hooked up to the recommendations of keep watch over, association and self-expression which are additional transformed through the mechanism of balanced twin rigidity. those developments are conceptualised as platforms of interrelated mental wishes that advisor and govern numerous human actions.

As such, this e-book might be helpful to upper-level scholars and researchers of cognitive and social psychology and all students attracted to human motivation.

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One of the most significant “deviations” from the original psychoanalytic thoughts was the introduction of human motivation as something that is proactive and generally positive, as opposed to the relatively simple process of drive reduction, defensiveness and basically a gloomy perception of human functioning. As commonly known, the early psychoanalysis field represents a turbulent philosophical system with a number of strong personalities in constant debate and rivalry. The intensity of these debates is in part understandable considering the nature of the topic.

As with Rogers, the work of Maslow (1970) also must be acknowledged for establishing humanistic psychology as a distinct and recognised area of psychological research. Among several interrelated processes, Maslow (1968) considered the process of self-realisation to be a main motive behind human development. Establishing and developing the 36 Basic Motivation and Human Behaviour basic premises of humanistic theory, Maslow and Rogers jointly perceived the value of subjective reality as a primary guide for human behaviour.

Pittman predominantly focusses his analysis on the interplay between the human ability for accurate explanations and a tendency towards illusion and biased conclusions. As such, the review represents an extensive elaboration on some important topics in motivational theory with specific focus on the manner in which cognition affects general human functioning and understanding of external reality. On the other hand, as acknowledged in conclusions of this review, by extensively focussing on the analysis of cognitive processes, the overview fails to acknowledge the importance of other important motivational processes, such as motivations for growth and belonging.

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