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Future time perspective and motivation: theory and research method

Author: Nuttin, Joseph ; Lens, Willy Series: Louvain psychology series: studia psychologica Publisher: Leuven University Press, 1985. ; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1985.Language: EnglishDescription: 235 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0898596114Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Future Time Perspective and Motivation Theory and Research Method Contents Preface 9 Chapter 1. A theory of time perspective 1. The temporal dimension of behavior 2. The origin of the future in behavior 3. The construction of time perspective - Perspective - Temporal signs and their origin - The presence of objects in time perspective 4. An operational definition: Measuring time perspective 5. Additional aspects of time perspective - An active time perspective - Realism of time perspective: Temporal integration and time competence - Experiential learning and time perspective 6. The impact of future time perspective (F.T.P.) - The content of F.T.P.: Its impact on behavior - The impact of the temporal extension of F.T.P. Conclusion Notes Chapter 2. The motivational induction method (MIM) 11 12 13 15 16 17 19 23 26 26 28 31 32 33 36 38 40 43 45 48 49 50 54 54 57 59 60 61 1. The instrument 2. Motivational Content Analysis - The purpose of motivational content analysis - The main categories of motivational objects and interactions 3. Validity of the MIM - Face validity of the MIM - Validity studies 4. MIM reliability and stability of motivation - Coding reliability - Stability of MIM-data 5. Additional possibilities of data-collecting by means of the MIM - Frequency of expression and subjective intensity of motivation Notes Chapter 3. Measuring time perspective: the temporal code 63 64 65 67 67 68 70 73 75 75 75 76 76 77 77 78 79 79 81 81 82 82 84 84 89 91 91 97 1. The basic principle 2. Justification of the "averaee" localization 3. The life periods of subiects 4. The temporal code: The time of objects - Temporal scale in terms of calendar units - Temporal scale in terms of social and biological units - The open-present - References to the past - ,Atemporal objects 5. Reliability of the temporal code and stability of results Conclusion Note Chapter 4. Measuring the extension of the F.T.P. 1. Future time perspective profile 2. Future time perspective index 3. The mean future time perspective A. The median rank of F.T.P. B. The mean extension of F.T.P. - Calendar periods - Social-clock periods Notes Chapter 5. Attitudes towards the personal past, present, and future 1. The time attitude scale (T.A.S.) 2. The revised time attitude scale: A multi-dimensional scale for the attitude towards the future Chapter 6. Manual of time perspective analysis (by J.R. Nuttin and W. Lens) 101 1. Coding units and their context 2. Description of the code 3. The coding technique 4. List of examples (Detailed Contents: see p. 101) Chapter 7. Manual of motivational content analysis (by J.R. Nuttin and W. Lens) 104 107 111 124 133 135 137 139 167 177 177 178 180 181 182 185 201 209 219 227 231 1. Principles of our content analysis 2. The structure of the code 3. The coding technique 4. List of examples (Detailed Contents: see p. 133) Appendix A. MIM instructions and list of inducers 1. Suggestions to the instructor 2. Instructions to the subjects 3. Complete list of MIM inducers 4. Shorter form A of MIM inducers 5. Shorter form B of MIM inducers Appendix B. Inventory of motivational categories and Inventory of motivational objects Appendix C. Computer analysis of MIM data (by W. Lens and A. Gailly) References Publications by members of the Research Center for Motivation and Time Perspective Author Index Subject Index

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