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049    CKEA 
050  4 BF503|b.M2 1953 
100 1  McClelland, David C.|q(David Clarence) 
245 14 The achievement motive. 
264  1 East Norwalk, Conn. :|bAppleton-Century-Crofts,|c1953. 
300    xxii, 384 pages. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Century psychology series 
500    GMD: electronic resource. 
506    Access is restricted to users affiliated with licensed 
520    "This book contains a summary of research on the 
       achievement motive conducted mainly at Wesleyan University
       during the period January 1, 1947, to January 1, 1952, 
       under the continuous moral and financial support of the 
       Office of Naval Research. It provides a practicable method
       of measuring one of the most important human motives, a 
       method, moreover, which in all probability can be applied 
       to other motives with equal success. Secondly, the book 
       contains what we believe to be an important contribution 
       to psychological theory--at least to the theory of 
       motivation. Finally, the book contains a great deal of 
       information about the achievement motive and related 
       variables, and we feel that most readers, being interested
       in the total problem, will want to read the whole book. 
       For only if they do, will they discover what we have 
       discovered--that concentration on a limited research 
       problem is not necessarily narrowing; it may lead 
       ultimately into the whole of psychology. In personality 
       theory there is inevitably a certain impatience--a desire 
       to solve every problem at once so as to get the "whole" 
       personality in focus. We have proceeded the other way. By 
       concentrating on one problem, on one motive, we have found
       in the course of our study that we have learned not only a
       lot about the achievement motive but other areas of 
       personality as well. So we feel that this book can be used
       as one basis for evaluating the degree to which a 
       "piecemeal" approach to personality is profitable, an 
       approach which proceeds to build up the total picture out 
       of many small experiments by a slow process of going from 
       fact to hypothesis and back to fact again. At the moment 
       it may seem like a poor alternative to immediate, over-all
       assessment methods, but it is our present feeling that in 
       the long run it will be at least as profitable." (PsycINFO
       Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). 
530    Also issued in print. 
533    Electronic reproduction.|bWashington, D.C. :|cAmerican 
       Psychological Association,|d2005.|nAvailable via the World
       Wide Web.|7s2005    dcunns 
650  0 Motivation (Psychology) 
650  2 Motivation. 
655  7 Electronic books.|2lcshgf 
700 1  Atkinson, John W.|q(John William),|d1923-2003. 
700 1  Clark, Russell A. 
700 1  Lowell, Edgar L. 
730 0  PsycBOOKS. 
776 1  |cOriginal. 
830  0 Century psychology series. 
994    92|bCKE 
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