Motivation is central to achieving our goals, performing well at work, and persevering even in the face of hardship. In this book expert researcher, Ken Sheldon takes readers on a backstage tour of this fascinating topic. Readers will become expert in the "goal systems approach" to motivation as well as the basics of "self-determination theory." The exercises and reflections in this book will help translate the academic information into practical tools that will help you motivate yourself or those with whom you work.
Positive Motivation is one title in the Positive Psychology Workbooks series. These workbooks introduce readers to a variety of solid science and useful tools for improving life, relationships, and overall mental health. Each workbook contains practical suggestions and offers readers opportunities to reflect and experiment with real world tools. A noted expert in his or her respective field writes each book in this series.
About the Author:
Dr. Kennon Sheldon is a psychologist at the University of Missouri who studies motivation, goals, and well-being, from both a self-determination theory and a positive psychology perspective. He has authored or co-authored multiple books, including “Optimal human being: An integrated multi-level perspective”. Dr. Sheldon has been cited more than 30,000 times, and in 2010, he was named one of the 20 most cited social psychologists.