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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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The basic theme of this book concerns the relations between motivation and achievement, particularly as they relate to educational settings. The issues are addressed from a social-developmental perspective. The book is organized into three sections. The…

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Motivation and Personality is the first book to be devoted primarily to content analysis systems for assessment of characteristics of the individuals, groups, or historical periods that create verbal materials. Part I discusses general issues including the merits…

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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 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…

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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…

On Creativity

by Lee Nichol

|January 27, 1998

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Creativity is fundamental to human experience. In On Creativity David Bohm, the world-renowned scientist, investigates the phenomenon from all sides: not only the creativity of invention and of imagination but also that of perception and of discovery. This is a…

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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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Faced with the ever increasing difficulty of reaching their targets, sales executives need new ways to improve their organizations' results. Thad Green, consultant, former university professor, and widely recognized authority on motivation and performance in the…

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Departing from Myles Friedman's previous versions of prediction theory, this study contends that people seek control as an end in itself. The ability to make accurate predictions is the primary means to that end. "When people make accurate predictions, we call…

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This stimulating collection of essays in ethics eschews the simple exposition and refinement of abstract theories. Rather, the author focuses on everyday moral issues, often neglected by philosophers, and explores the deeper theoretical questions which they…