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A Model of Human Motivation for Sociology.

Author: Jacob Alsted
Publisher: Frankfurt : Lang, Peter, GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2012.
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Alsted, Jacob.
A Model of Human Motivation for Sociology.
Frankfurt : Lang, Peter, GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Alsted
ISBN: 9783653022131 3653022134
OCLC Number: 817912939
Notes: Macro-Sociological Measures of Social Change 191.
Description: 1 online resource (226 pages)
Contents: List of Tables 9; List of Figures 11; Acknowledgements 13; 1. Introduction 15; The Argument of This Work 16; Is It Valid to Search for a Basic Human Motivation? 20; Refining the Agent --
Structure Analysis 24; The Divisions of Micro, Meso and Macro Levels 29; The Basic Questions to a Model of Motivation 32; 2. Macro-Level Problems 35; The Structure of Society 35; The Source of the Structures 37; The Problem of Ultimate Primacy 39; Social Change on the Macro-Level: Evolution 42; Macro-Sociological Measures of Social Change 44; Ranking Societies 46; The Driving Force 48. Macro-Level Theory and Motivation 503. Meso-Level Problems 51; The Structure of Organisations 51; Structure as Formal Structure 52; Structure as Informal Structure 53; Structure as Motivational Structure 57; The Direction and Character of Organisational Change 58; A Measure of Change in Organisations 59; Ranking Organisations 61; Development of Organisations Over Time 62; 4. A Model of Motivation: Towards a Better Founding of Macro and Meso Level Theory 65; What Are the Dimensions of a Model of Motivation? 65; The Basic Motivation of the Psyche: Three Views 67. Personality as Biological Heritage 68Personality as Relations 72; Personality as Existence 78; Are the Three Different Views Compatible? 81; The Basic Motivations 93; A Structural Model of Personality 94; The Structural Model of the Self 95; Is It Still Relevant? 96; Dynamics: Compromise Formation 99; The First Phases: How Does the Psyche Come Into Being? 102; The Id 105; The Superego 108; The Ego 111; The Tripartite Model and Motivation 114; The Phases of Development of the Self 115; Defence: Improving Reconciliation Techniques 120; Childhood 122; Youth and Adulthood 125; Mature Adult 128. Personality 131A Summation of the Model 134; 5. From Micro to Meso and Macro 137; Refining the Agent --
Structure Analysis 137; The Structure of Relationships 138; The Ambivalence of Relations 142; Social Structures as Psychological Defences 143; Strengthening the Concepts of Meso and Macro 147; Social Structures as Meso and Macro Level 147; What Is the Meso-Level? 150; What Is the Macro-Level? 153; Individual Motivation and the Agent --
Structure Problem 155; 6. Patterns on Meso-Level 159; The Structure of Groups 159; Stability vs. Change: the Economy of the Group 161. The Individual vs. the Collective: the Ideology of the Group 161Unity and Coherence: the Politics of the Group 162; Organisational and Institutional Development 165; Measuring Organisational Change 166; Ranking Organisations 168; Development of Organisations 174; Understanding Groups and Organisations as Collective Psychological Defences 178; 7. Patterns on the Macro-Level 181; The Structure of Society 181; The Source of the Structures 181; The Problem of Ultimate Primacy 190; Societal Structure as Motivational Structure 191; Social Change on the Macro-Level: Evolution 191.

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