We are individuals more than some social psychologists know
Published on April 2, 2013 by Steven Reiss, Ph.D. in Who We Are
Psychologists have advanced two competing models of self-determination. I will call these the Intrinsic-Extrinsic Motivation Model and the Theory of 16 Basic Desires. Both models imply that you are motivated when you can freely choose what you do. The models differ significantly in how they encourage you to make life choices.
Promoting mutual understanding
Published on February 20, 2013 by Steven Reiss, Ph.D. in Who We Are
The start of 2013 has seen continued growth in interest in motivational psychology, which is based on the idea that intrinsic motivation (the assertion of core values) is the central organizing theme of the human psyche.
You don't need to change who you are to be happy.
Published on February 8, 2012 by Steven Reiss, Ph.D. in Who We Are
I would like to discuss briefly two models of coaching or counseling people. The dominant approach to helping people is what I call the "change" model. As exemplified in clinical and social psychology, professionals using the change model assess what they think is wrong with their clients and then try to fix it by using cognitive, psychodynamic, or
It is possible to fake most any psychologist test. Motivational profiles are more difficult to fake than most because users have no idea how these tools work. Further what counts as a "good" answer varies depending on the purpose for which the test is taken, and users do not know this. A new "fake scale" is being field evaluated.