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Work Motivation History, Theory, Research, and Practice

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ISBN-10: 1412990939

ISBN-13: 9781412990936

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Gary P. Latham

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Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Michael J. Karcher, Ed.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio.� He received a doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.� He conducts research on school-based and cross-age peer mentoring as well as on adolescent connectedness and pair counseling.� He currently conducts the Study of Mentoring in the Learning Environment (SMILE), which is a three-year research project funded by the William T. Grant Foundation to examine the effects of school-based mentoring.Gary Latham is the Secretary of State Professor of Organizational Effectiveness in the Rotman School School of Management at the University of Toronto.nbsp; He is a Past President of the Canadian Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Canadian Psychological Association, and the Royal Society of Canada.nbsp; He is the only person to receive both the awards for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology as a Profession and as a Science from the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology.nbsp; He is also the recipient of the Scholarly Practitioner and the Heneman Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Management Human Resource Division.nbsp; He is the co-author of A Theory of Goal Setting and Task Performance with Edwin A. Locke; and Increasing Productivity through Performance Appraisal, and Developing and Training Human Resources, both with K. N. Wexley.

Preface and Acknowledgments: Person-Environment Fit
Introduction: Thirteen Critical Incidents in the Life of a Scientist-Practitioner
The 20TH Century: Understanding The Past
1900���1925: Biology, Behavior, and Money
1925���1950: Dust Bowl Empiricism
1950���1975: The Emergence of Theory
1975���2000: The Employee Is Immersed in Thought
20th-Century Controversies
The 21ST Century: Examining The Present: 2000���2010
Needs: The Starting Point of Motivation
Personality Traits: Distal Predictors of Motivation
Values: Trans-Situational Goals
Cognition: Goals, Feedback, and Self-Regulation
Social Cognitive Theory
Affect/Emotion: The Employee Has Feelings Too
Future Directions and Potential Misdirections
Boundaryless Psychology
Epilogue
The Art of Practice