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This innovative book explains writer's block (and other creative blocks) as a symptom of a larger disorder. These disorders can affect all creative and would-be creative people. This book is the first to treat writer's block from a classic, DSM-IV diagnostic…

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Martin Covington introduces the basic principles of motivation in a readable, nontechnical form as they apply to classroom learning. He argues against the popular notion that the problems existing in schools today stem primarily from a lack of student motivation.…

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The Social Dynamics of Self-Esteem introduces a unique synthesis of the theoretical views posited by Alfred Adler, Karl Marx, Georg Simmel, and Edmond Husserl in the development of a coherent theory of self-esteem. Grounded in the humanistic tradition of Adler,…

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Achievement behavior in schools can be understood best in terms of students' attempts to maintain a positive self-image. For many students, expending effort is frightening because a combination of effort and failure implies low ability. They have a variety of…

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"A collection of papers presented at a 1985 conference on work stress and health care. In this comprehensive volume, the authors, well-known experts in their field, present a broad spectrum of stress-related conditions in the workplace and discuss the…

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This text offers the first thorough scientific investigation of chronic procrastination. Leading international experts discuss its historical origins, definition and measurement, as well as explore its relationship with academic tasks, agitation, perfectionism,…

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Challenging current notions in self-esteem literature, this volume offers new insights into efficacy, agency, and self-esteem as well as the influence of these constructs on psychological well-being. The contributions by prominent researchers contain substantial…

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This book assembles a wide varity of views on creativity --its nature, methods of teaching creativity, problems and possibilities of teaching creativity in American education, historical perspectives on creativity, and suggestions for enhancing one's creativity…

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In the past 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 "social-cognitive" approach grants goal-oriented motivation its…

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This book is about aesthetic processes and play from the perspectives of psychologists, philosophers, and semiologists. They explore the underlying processes from many viewpoints, including the prehistoric roots of language and art; the historical evolution of…

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This volume, featuring work by leading researchers in educational and developmental psychology, provides new perspectives on how and why children tend to thrive or fail at school. The individual chapters examine the unique roles of peers and teachers in…