Personality, motivation, and achievement

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Abstract

Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1979, Vol 24(1), 74. Reviews the book, Personality, motivation, and achievement by John W. Atkinson and Joel 0. Raynor (with contributions by David Birch and Matina Souretis Horner) (see record 1979-26019-000). This book is offered as a supplementary reader for college courses. References and evaluations are updated. Horner contributes a chapter on fear of success in women. Raynor elaborates the theory in terms that embrace the psychological future. He also has a chapter emphasizing the temporal continuity of the individual and the pursuit of long-term goals in career paths. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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