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Who Am I? the 16 Basic Desires That Motivate Our Actions and Define Our Personalities

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Sex? Social standing? Social justice? With this breakthrough study of the motivational forces behind human behavior, and grounded in the most up-to-date psychological research available, Dr. Steven Reiss explains the 16 desires and values that shape our behavior-and shows how the ways we prioritize them determines our personality.

"Well-explained in lay readers' terms." (Library Journal )

"An exciting new way to think about ourselves, an authoritative, research-based understanding of why we do the things we do." (Ellen Langer, Ph.D., author of Mindfulness)

"Offers valuable insight into such matters as why some interpersonal relationships are enduringly satisfying and others are not." (Professor Richard J. McNally, Harvard University)

"Reiss' system can improve our working relationships and enhance our professional lives." (Ruth Luckasson, J.D., Regents' Professor and Professor of Special Education, University of New Mexico)

Synopsis:

What do we want? What makes us tick? From acceptance to vengeance to curiosity, this book explains the 16 basic and universal desires that shape our behaviorand shows how the ways we prioritize them determines our personalities. Grounded in up-to-date psychological research, this book can help

parents comprehend their children’s needs and behavior couples understand each other better employers motivate their employees employees become more effective in their work YOU achieve greater satisfaction and happiness in life

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-264) and index.

About the Author

Steven Reiss, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Ohio State University, and the director of the Nisonger Center for Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. His Anxiety Sensitivity Index, Screen for Maladaptive Behavior, and Profile of Fundamental Goals and Motivational Sensitivities are all world-renowned and universally used. He is a keynote speaker at professional conferences in the U.S. and around the world.

Table of Contents

Who Am I? Introduction

Part I: The Basic Desires That Make Our Lives Meaningful

1. What Is a Basic Desire?

2. Why My Dog Saves Socks

3. Why Kids and Elephants Will Make You Wet

4. Why a Secretary Feared Heights

5. One Size Does Not Fit All

6. I Don't Get It, and Neither Do You

Part II: How the Basic Desires Are Satisfied

7. Value-Based Happiness

8. How Relationships Grow

9. Turning Work Into Play

10. All in the Family

11. Why My Father Was a Mets Fan

12. The Scientific Study of the Human Spirit

Afterword

Appendix

Bibliography

Endnotes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425183403
Author:
Reiss, Steven
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
Personality
Subject:
Motivation (psychology)
Subject:
Meaning (psychology)
Subject:
Desire
Subject:
Motivation.
Subject:
Meaning
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology: Personality Disorders
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
1917
Publication Date:
March 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.04x6.05x.77 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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What do we want? What makes us tick? From acceptance to vengeance to curiosity, this book explains the 16 basic and universal desires that shape our behaviorand shows how the ways we prioritize them determines our personalities. Grounded in up-to-date psychological research, this book can help

parents comprehend their children’s needs and behavior couples understand each other better employers motivate their employees employees become more effective in their work YOU achieve greater satisfaction and happiness in life

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-264) and index.
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