Motivational Styles in Everyday Life: A Guide to Reversal Theory

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Motivational Styles in Everyday Life offers a definitive statement on reversal theory and sheds light on the paradoxes of risk taking, addiction, rebelliousness, and other areas of motivation, emotion, and personality. This articulate, concise, and persuasive volume is based on the understanding that people are essentially changeable and move between different "motivational styles" in the course of daily life. Written by primary proponents of reversal theory, this important book will have broad implications for understanding both normal and pathological human behavior.

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Michael J. Apter, PhD, is a research psychologist who has spent most of his career developing the reversal theory. He has a doctorate from Bristol University in the United Kingdom and has taught at the University of Wales in Cardiff for 20 years. He is currently a visiting researcher at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

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...a monumental contribution to psychological theory and practice. -- Dan P. McAdams, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Northwestern University

This book should help communicate this impressive and useful theory to a broader audience. -- Robert J. Sternberg, PhD, IBM Professor of Psychology and Education, Department of Psychology, Yale University

This is a fascinating challenge to the traditional ways in which we understand what makes people tick. -- Peter Salovey, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychology, Yale University

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