Motivation and Action, Third Edition


Basic Counselling Skills: A Student Guide by Kenneth Kelly
All Vision but No Change?: Determinants of Implementation: The Case of Ireland and Mental Health Policy (Issues in Public Administration) by Helen Johnston
Motivation and Action, Third Edition by Jutta Heckhausen
Using Your Head for Championship Performance in Track and Field by Dr. Alan Goldberg
John R. Nofsinger, “Investment Madness: How Psychology Affects Your Investing…And What To Do About It”

Basic Counselling Skills: A Student Guide by Kenneth Kelly

English | 3 May 2017 | ISBN: 0995769613 | 144 Pages | AZW3 | 213.46 KB

A book on counselling skills for students of counselling and psychotherapy.
Written in easy-to-understand (non-academic) language – Counselling skills theory decoded into plain English.
Bonus downloadable audio files that demonstrate skills in action – Listen on your smartphone, tablet or computer.
The perfect skills book for any student of counselling or psychotherapy – Easy reference to complement your studies.
In my book, I go beyond offering just a theoretical definition of what a skill is and an explanation of what it does in a counselling relationship. I share a deeper look into the skills and explore a more philosophical explanation from my own experience as a practising therapist and former counselling tutor.

All Vision but No Change?: Determinants of Implementation: The Case of Ireland and Mental Health Policy (Issues in Public Administration) by Helen Johnston

English | 10 Feb. 2015 | ASIN: B00TH5BND2 | 135 Pages | AZW3 | 1009.93 KB

Many acclaimed policies in Ireland have failed to deliver on their aspirations, leading some commentators to talk of a problem of implementation. The failure to fully implement some public service policies has led to frustrations on the part of policymakers, service providers and service users alike.
This book reviews the implementation literature from a number of perspectives. There are those who seek to implement policy from the ‘top down’. Others seek to influence the implementation of policy from the ‘bottom up’. Some seek to bring about implementation through change.
The mental health policy ‘A Vision for Change’ is taken as a case study. The content of reports of an Independent Monitoring Group is analysed. Interviews are undertaken with people associated with implementation of the policy. These include politicians, public servants, mental health professionals, mental health service users and mental health advocates.
The key finding is that two factors were found to be fundamental to successful implementation: (1) authoritative, accountable leadership; and (2) identifying and addressing the main resisters to change. Many other factors were found to be important to some extent.
The book concludes that there is a need to acknowledge issues ‘below the surface’, including beliefs, values and power relationships in implementing policies. Innovation and creativity, along with local leadership, are important but on their own they are not enough to ensure successful implementation.
These findings have relevance for the implementation of nationally designed policies which are intended to be implemented across the country in an even-handed way.

Motivation and Action, Third Edition by Jutta Heckhausen

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 914 Pages | ISBN : 3319650939 | 20.77 MB

This third edition provides translations of all chapters of the most recent fifth German edition of Motivation and Action, including several entirely new chapters. It provides comprehensive coverage of the history of motivation, and introduces up-to-date theories and new research findings. Early sections provide a broad introduction to, and deep understanding of, the field of motivation psychology, mapping out different perspectives and research traditions.
Subsequent chapters examine major themes of human motivation, including achievement, affiliation, and power motivation as well as the fundamentals of motivation psychology, such as motivated and goal oriented behaviors, implicit and explicit motives, and the regulation of development. In addition, the book discusses the roles of motivation in three practical fields: school and college, the workplace, and sports. Topics featured in this text include:
Social Relationships and its effects on sexual or intimacy motivation.
Conscious and unconscious motivators of behavior.
Drives and incentives in the fields of achievement, intimacy, sociability and power.
How the biochemistry and structures of our brain shapes motivated behavior.
How to engage in intentional goal-directed behavior.
The potential and limits of motivation and self-direction in shaping our lives.
Motivation and Action, Third Edition, is a must-have resource for undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in the fields of motivation psychology, cognitive psychology, and social psychology, as well as personality psychology and agency.
About the Editor: Jutta Heckhausen is the daughter of Heinz Heckhausen, who published “Motivation and Action” as a monograph in 1980 and who died in 1988 just before the 2nd edition came out. Dr. Heckhausen received her Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow with a dissertation about early mother-child interaction, and did her Habilitation in 1996 at the Free University of Berlin with a monograph about developmental regulation in adulthood. Dr. Heckhausen worked for many years at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, conducting research about the role of motivation in lifespan development. She is currently a professor of psychology at the University of California, Irvine.

Using Your Head for Championship Performance in Track and Field by Dr. Alan Goldberg

English | 7 Oct 2012 | ASIN: B009NM2T6Y | 191 Pages | AZW3 | 1.04 MB

Using Your Head for Championship Performance in Track and Field is an important workbook for any level athlete who is serious about developing mental toughness and improving his/her meet performance.
Do you perform better in practice than you do in meets?
Do you get easily intimidated or psyched out by other athletes?
Is choking a problem for you?
Do you have trouble focusing on what’s important under pressure?
Are you stuck on a certain time, distance, or height and just can’t seem to breakthrough?
Do you get flooded with last minute negative thoughts?
This workbook will first help you test your current level of mental toughness so that you understand the mental differences between your best and worst performances. Then you will move on to using mental training exercises that help athletes reach peak performance and success in training:
Master last minute pre-performance doubts and negativity
Concentrate like a champion and stay calm under pressure
Quickly rebound from disappointing races, throws, or jumps
Mentally prepare for that REALLY BIG meet
Develop WINNING motivation
To compete your best when it counts the most, you need more than just physical preparedness. You also need to be ready mentally. You need to be MENTALLY TOUGH AT MEET TIME!

John R. Nofsinger, “Investment Madness: How Psychology Affects Your Investing…And What To Do About It”

2001 | pages: 190 | ISBN: 0130422002 | PDF | 8,4 mb

Why’d you fall for that Internet stock? Why do you always seem to buy high and sell low? Why does it look like everyone else is getting rich but you? As an investor, your emotions are your biggest obstacles – cutting your returns, and raising your risks. Drawing on the new science of behavioral finance, Investment Madness will show you how to take control of your emotions – and maximize your profits. Nofsinger shows how to think about your investments more clearly, without the overconfidence that leads many investors to take too many risks, and lower their returns. You’ll gain insight into how your self-image impacts your investment decisions, and how to recognize when pride or avoiding feelings of regret are preventing you from taking appropriate action. Discover how to place your recent investment experiences – good and bad – in realistic perspective. Learn how to avoid the human tendency to stay with only the financial instruments you’re already comfortable with. Finally, understand how the human brain handles investment memories – and how what you remember may not always be what happened. For every investor, amateur and professional alike.

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