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Personality and Motivational Differences in Persons With Mental Retardation : Lea Series on Special Education and Disability - Harvey N. Switzky

Personality and Motivational Differences in Persons With Mental Retardation

Lea Series on Special Education and Disability

By: Harvey N. Switzky (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th September 2001
ISBN: 9780805825701
Number Of Pages: 432

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This book presents the most comprehensive review of research regarding personality and motivational differences in persons with mental retardation. From the personal commentary of Edward Zigler, H. Carl Haywood, and Harvey N. Switzky, the book summarizes the classical work of the Yale and Peabody-Vanderbilt School over the last 40 years. A sampling of new directions in research is provided, including work on self-determination theory and practice; decision making; direct and indirect effects of genetic mental retardation syndromes on personality; personality and psychopathology in genetic mental retardation syndromes; a new theory of information processing linking cognition, motivation, and performance; and a sensitivity theory of motivation. This definitive work presents older and evolving newer models and applications to the field in order to demonstrate the power of motivational variables in understanding the behavior of persons with mental retardation. The purpose is to enhance the quality of life in persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities.

Commentary: Perspective and Retrospective
Looking Back 40 Years and Still Seeing the Persons With Mental Retardation as a Whole Person
Personality and Motivational Self-System Processes in Person With Mental Retardation: Old Memories and New Perspectives
New Directions
Self-Determination and Mental Retardation: Assembling the Puzzle Pieces
The Role of Motivation in the Decision Making of People With Mental Retardation
Etiology and Personality Motivation: Direct and Indirect Effects
Personality and Psychopathology: New Insights From Genetic Syndromes
Information Processing and Motivation in People With Mental Retardation
A Sensitivity Theory of End Motivation: Implications for Mental Retardation
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ISBN: 9780805825701
ISBN-10: 0805825703
Series: Lea Series on Special Education and Disability
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 12th September 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.39  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1