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Addiction, procrastination, and laziness : a proactive guide to the psychology of motivation

Author: Roman Gelperin
Publisher: [Brooklyn, NY] : [Roman Gelperin], [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is motivation? Why do we feel totally paralyzed to do certain things, and utterly unable to quit others? Too many people conclude, falsely, that they are just lazy, or lacking in willpower. But what they lack is a correct understanding of their own minds, of motivation, and the way that it operates ... This book is a self-help manual and an in-depth analysis of the psychology of motivation. It will teach you  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roman Gelperin
ISBN: 9781549786150 1549786156
OCLC Number: 1011429957
Description: 110 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Anomalies in Human Behavior: Procrastination, Loss of Motivation, Cigarette Addiction, Videogame Addiction, Oversleeping --
Unraveling the Mystery: The Act and the Result, When the Result Outweighs the Act, Anticipation of the Act and the Result, Present Activities versus Future Consequences, The Activation Energy for Starting an Activity, The Picture so Far --
Psychological Nature of Motivation: The Motivation of Seeking Pleasure, The Ubiquity of Pleasure and Displeasure as Motivation, The Pleasure Unconscious in Animals, The Dynamics of the Pleasure Unconscious, Attention and the Pleasure Unconscious, Attention and Willpower --
How the Pleasure Unconscious Operates: Displeasure Motivation versus Pleasure Motivation, Pleasure from Different Sources, Pleasure is Relative, The Pleasure in Activities, Pleasurable Emotions, The Social Factor --
The Mental Framework of Motivation: The Three Parts of a Prospective Activity, Motivation for Continuing the Current Activity vs. Beginning a New One, The Role of Willpower --
Strategies in Our Toolbox: The Displeasure of a Guilty Conscience, Keeping the End in Mind, Do not weigh Pros and Cons, The Power of Habit and Association, Controlling our Environment, Employing Social Motivation, Splitting your Attention, Directing your Attention, Employing EMotion, The Power of Imagination, Caffeine and other Drugs, Frustrate a Need, Monitor your Attention Capacity, Begin the Day with Low Pleasures --
Applying What We Learned: The Procrastinator, The Gym Goer, The Smoker, The Video Gamer, The Sleeper, Conclusion.
Responsibility: Roman Gelperin.

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"What is motivation? Why do we feel totally paralyzed to do certain things, and utterly unable to quit others? Too many people conclude, falsely, that they are just lazy, or lacking in willpower. But what they lack is a correct understanding of their own minds, of motivation, and the way that it operates ... This book is a self-help manual and an in-depth analysis of the psychology of motivation. It will teach you to stop procrastinating, kick your addictions, circumvent laziness and achieve your goals, by thoroughly understanding the way your mind works."--

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