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List of Motivation Books and Works : Vote for your favorites.

List of Motivation Books and Works   : Vote for your favorites.

Motivation is the reason for people's actions, desires, and needs. Motivation is also one's direction to behavior, or what causes a person to want to repeat a behavior. A motive is what prompts the person to act in a certain way, or at least develop an inclination for specific behavior.

According to Maehr and Meyer, "Motivation is a word that is part of the popular culture as few other psychological concepts are."

Types of theories and models:- Motivation theories can be classified on a number of bases:

  • Natural vs. Rational: based on whether the underlying theory of human cognition is based on natural forces (drives, needs, desires) or some kind of rationality (instrumentality, meaningfulness, self-identity).
  • Content vs. Process: based on whether the focus is on the content ("what") motivates vs process ("how") motivation takes place.

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