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Through a Fly's Eye: Multiple Yet Overlapping Perspectives on Future Directions for Human Motivation Research

Richard M. Ryan and Nicole Legate

in The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780195399820
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195399820.013.0030

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Through a Fly's Eye: Multiple Yet Overlapping Perspectives on Future Directions for Human Motivation Research

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In this final chapter we examine future directions in motivation research by looking through the individual lenses of our volume authors. We review each chapter for viewpoints on new directions for research. Each chapter offers some unique ideas relevant to the particular area of inquiry, but there is also overlapping emphasis on several issues facing the field as a whole. The most widely cited future direction was for more research into dual-process models of motivation. There were also frequent calls for more intervention research, especially interventions in which process variables and active ingredients can be carefully assessed. A desire for more developmental and neuropsychological studies of motivation was also common among this selected group. The centrality of motivation for human adaptation and wellness makes the pursuit of these topics a central task for psychology.

Keywords: human motivation; dual processes; interventions; development; well-being

Article.  6383 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology

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