From needs to goals and representations: Foundations for a unified theory of motivation, personality, and development.

@article{Dweck2017FromNT,
  title={From needs to goals and representations: Foundations for a unified theory of motivation, personality, and development.},
  author={Carol S. Dweck},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2017},
  volume={124 6},
  pages={
          689-719
        }
}
Drawing on both classic and current approaches, I propose a theory that integrates motivation, personality, and development within one framework, using a common set of principles and mechanisms. The theory begins by specifying basic needs and by suggesting how, as people pursue need-fulfilling goals, they build mental representations of their experiences (beliefs, representations of emotions, and representations of action tendencies). I then show how these needs, goals, and representations can… CONTINUE READING
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