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Human Motivation and Interpersonal Relationships


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PART I: INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF MOTIVTION IN RELATIONSHIPS.- Chapter 1: On the Mutuality of Human Motivation and Relationships; Netta Weinstein and Cody DeHaan.- Chapter 2: The Universality of Psychological Autonomy across Cultures: Arguments from Developmental and Social Psychology; Valery l. Chirkov.- Chapter 3: Autonomy and Need Satisfaction in Close Relationships: Relationship Motivation Theory; Edward Deci and Richard Ryan.- PART II: MECHANISMS AND OUTCOMES OF MOTIVATION: THE 'DARK SIDE' AND 'BRIGHT SIDE' OF RELATIONSHIPS.- Chapter 4: Is Relatedness Enough? On the Importance of Need Support in Different Types of Social Experiences; Christopher Niemiec, Maarten Vansteenkiste and Bart Soenens.- Chapter 5: On the Flexibility of the Automatic Us-Them Divide; Jen-Ho Chang, Yi-Cheng Lin, Holley Hodgins and Chin-Lan Huang.- Chapter 6: The Self-Concept in Relationships; Martin Lynch.- Chapter 7: Self-Determination and the Regulation of Conflict in Romantic Relationships; C. Raymond Knee, Ben Porter and Lindsey M. Rodriguez.- Chapter 8: The Role of Autonomy in Intergroup Process: Toward an Integration of Self-Determination Theory and Intergroup Approaches; Lisa Legault and Catherine Amiot.- Chapter 9: Autonomy Support as Acceptance for Disclosing and Developing a Health Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered Identity; Nicole Legate and William Ryan.- PART III: APPLICATIONS OF MOTIVATION RESEARCH.- Chapter 10: Parental Conditional Regard: Psychological Costs and Antecedents; Avi Assor, Guy Roth and Yaniv Kanat-Maymon.- Chapter 11: Relationships within Physical Activity Settings; Martyn Standage and Lydia G. Emm.- Chapter 12: The Importance of Need-Supportive Relationships for Motivation and Psychological Health at Work; Veronique Dagenais-Desmarais, Jacques Forest, Laurence Crevier-Braud and Sarah Girouard.- Chapter 13: The Influence of the Social Environment on Health Behavior Change; Jennifer La Guardia and Heather Patrick.- Chapter 14: Motivation in the Client-Counselor Relationship; Martin Lynch.- Chapter 15: Self-Determination and the Patient-Health Practitioner Relationship; Geoffrey C. Williams.

About the Author

Netta Weinstein is an assistant professor at the University of Essex. Weinstein has published both empirical and review articles concerned with the impact of human motivation on relationship quality and well-being. She has received a number of awards recognizing this work, including the Alfred Baldwin Award for Excellence in Research and a Fellowship and Presenter's Top Prize at the Gallup Positive Psychology summit. Her findings have been reviewed in popular media such as Scientific American and CNBC. In addition to her research, Weinstein has taught courses focusing on the dynamics and outcomes of human motivation.

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