International Review of Research in Mental Retardation: Personality and Motivational Systems in Mental Retardation

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Laraine Masters Glidden, Harvey N. Switzky
Gulf Professional Publishing, 16 jul. 2004 - 368 páginas
Motivation is the energizing force that drives much of our attention, conscious effort, and achievement in life. Yet this important driving force may be absent, low, or problematic in persons with mental retardation. This special thematic volume in the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation focuses on motivation within this special population. The book explores several theoretical models of motivation, as well as discussing issues of goal orientation, self-regulated academic learning, the setting and monitoring of realistic goals, and social competence for people with mental retardation. Additional chapters discuss the measurement of subjective well-being and quality of life in this population, and strategies for empowering students with developmental difficulties as well as instructional practices and contexts that can enhance motivation, learning, and achievement.

Volume 28 of International Review of Research in Mental Retardation

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Praise for the Series:
"In 1999... the International Review was reinvigorated... in these volumes one sees evidence of a vibrant, diverse field."
-CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

"Belongs on the shelves of every serious student and researcher whose focal interest is the retarded."
-JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

"Practically every article is of interest for psychologists who are involved with mental retardation."
-CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation was established under the editorship of Dr. Norman R. Ellis in 1966. As a result of his editorial effort and the contributions of many authors, the serial is now recognized as the area's best source for reviews of behavioral research on mental retardation. From its inception, active research scientists and graduate students in mental retardation have looked to this serial as a major source of critical reviews of research and theory in the area.

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International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is an ongoing scholarly look at research into the causes, effects, classification systems, syndromes, etc. of mental retardation. Contributors come from wide-ranging perspectives, including genetics, psychology, education, and other health and behavioral sciences.

Other volumes include:
Volume 27
Language and Communication in Mental Retardation
This thematic volume focuses on language and communication in individuals with Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, WIlliams Syndrome, and Fetal Alcohol Condition. Coverage also includes problems in verbal memory, language comprehension, and reading across different mental retardation conditions, as well as language intervention and augmentative and nonverbal communication possibilities with mentally retarded children.
2003, 324 pp.
ISBN: 0-12-366227-3

Volume 26
2003, 352 pp.
ISBN: 0-12-366226-5

Volume 25
2002, 312 pp.
ISBN: 0-12-366225-7

Volume 24
2001, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0-12-366224-9

Volume 23
Autism
This thematic volume provides a comprehensive overview of research on autism. Coverage includes discussion of the genetics, diagnosis, neural and cognitive bases, and development of autism.
2001, 328 pp.
ISBN: 0-12-366223-0
 

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Índice

Promoting Intrinsic Motivation and SelfDetermination in People
1
Applications of a Model of Goal Orientation and SelfRegulated Learning
31
Enhancing Motivation
85
Factors Contributing to Social Failure
121
Understanding the Development of Subnormal Performance in Children
145
Understanding Motivation
191
The Classroom Environment and Student Motivation
213
Directions for Future Research
216
A Homeostatic Model
255
Robert A Cummins and Anna L D Lau I Issues of Nomenclature and Measurement
256
Generic Versus Specific Instrumentation
258
Normative Values
259
SWB Homeostasis
261
A Model for Homeostasis
265
Personality
266
The Cognitive Buffering System
273

References
218
Cognitive and Affective Processing Perspectives Malka Margalit
225
Definitions
226
The Contribution of Genetic and Family Factors
227
The Loneliness Construct
230
SelfReports of Social Competence and Loneliness
231
Developmental Trends
232
Sources of Social Difficulties
234
The AffectiveCognitive Model of Loneliness
235
Social Status and Companionship
240
Coping and Intervention
241
Loneliness and Technology
247
References
249
Met and Unmet Needs
281
Adaptation
285
Homeostatic Maintenance and Failure
288
Conclusions
291
References
292
Quality of Life from a Motivational Perspective Robert L Schalock
303
Our Current Understanding of the Concept of Quality of Life
304
The Focus on Effectance and Intrinsic Motivation
305
The Motivational Aspects of the Core QualityOfLife Domains
306
Index
321
Contents of Previous Volumes
333
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