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McClelland, David C. (David Clarence)

Works: 176 works in 623 publications in 4 languages and 14,395 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: HD82, 338.9
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Most widely held works by David C McClelland
The achieving society by David C McClelland( Book )

86 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What motivates an achieving society? Why are some societies able to produce great historical figures, writers, scientists, and entrepreneurs when others just barely manage to survive? What causes the decline of a great empire? Is it just luck, or a particular combination of circumstances? The Achieving Society examines these questions in the light of psychological factors responsible for economic development. In particular, it shows how one human motive, the need for Achievement, appears with great regularity in the imaginative thinking of men and nations before periods of rapid economic growth. Evidence is drawn from history (Ancient Greece, England from 1400-1800, etc.) and some 40 contemporary nations. The book provides a solid, factual basis for evaluating theories explaining the rise and fall of civilization as advanced by Toynbee, Spengler, Kroeber, Marx, Weber, Sorokin, Parsons, and others. The way in which a strong need for Achievement promotes successful entrepreneurship is also explored in theory, in the laboratory, and among business executives in various countries around the world--the United States, Italy, Turkey, and Poland. The findings provide a basis for suggestions on how to accelerate economic growth in underdeveloped countries when development plans focus on increasing the motivation needed for success. The emphasis throughout is on factual, quantitative tests of the relationships discussed, in the belief that the methods of the behavioral sciences can be applied with profit to traditional problems in history and economics. "This book will become a classic, " concluded one pre-publication review which also said of The Achieving Society " ... a powerful book ... stimulating, sound, and imaginative ... readers from anthropology, sociology, social psychology, economics, political science had better look into it with some care"--Cover. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
A new case for the liberal arts by David G Winter( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major purpose of this study was to discern the distinctive effects of a liberal arts education by comparing first year students and seniors at three kinds of colleges: "Ivy College," "State Teacher's College, " and "Community College" (pseudonyms). In order to test the findings about the effects of a liberal education across institutions, some of the measures were also administered at seven other colleges across the country
Personality by David C McClelland( Book )

50 editions published between 1951 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What I have set out to do in this book is simple enough. I have wanted to produce a theoretically oriented text in the psychology of personality. The need for such a text clearly exists today. We have, on the one hand, a number of excellent introductory texts on personality, mental hygiene, personal adjustment, and the like and on the other, a number of more advanced technical books about personality written from some special viewpoint such as psychoanalysis or the Rorschach Technique. This book is aimed at a level somewhere between these two approaches, a level which will require the knowledge of basic introductory material and make use of specialized contributions within the clinical field. The treatment throughout is theoretical rather than practical and applied. The justification for this, if justification is needed, is that theory must always precede application. Today the social pressure for the application of psychological knowledge to problems of personal adjustment is enormous, yet as Angyal so rightly says, psychiatry, and one might add clinical psychology, is "the application of a science of personality which does not as yet exist." This book is intended as a contribution to the theory of personality. As such it may be useful in some way to clinical psychology, but that is not its primary purpose"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
The Drinking man by David C McClelland( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power : the inner experience by David C McClelland( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human motivation; a book of readings by David C McClelland( Book )

55 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human Motivation offers a broad overview of theory and research, from the perspective of a distinguished psychologist whose creative empirical studies of human motives span forty years. David McClelland describes methods for measuring motives, the development of motives out of natural incentives, and the relationship of motives to emotions, to values, and to performance under a variety of conditions. He examines four major motive systems - achievement, power, affiliation, and avoidance - reviewing and evaluating the large body of research on how these motive systems affect behavior. Scientific understanding of motives and their interaction, he argues, contributes to understanding of such diverse and important phenomena as the rise and fall of civilizations, the underlying causes of war, the rate of economic development, the nature of leadership, the reasons for authoritarian or democratic governing styles, the determinants of success in management, and the factors responsible for health and illness. Students and instructors will find this book an exciting and readable presentation of the psychology of human motivation
Motivating economic achievement by David C McClelland( Book )

33 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talent and society; new perspectives in the identification of talent by David C McClelland( Book )

24 editions published between 1953 and 1968 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in motivation by David C McClelland( Book )

13 editions published between 1955 and 1977 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of consciousness by David C McClelland( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The achievement motive, by David C. McClelland [et al.] by David C McClelland( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motivation and society( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The achievement motive by David C McClelland( Book )

31 editions published between 1953 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains a summary of research on the achievement motive conducted mainly at Wesleyan University during the period January 1, 1947, to January 1, 1952, under the continuous moral and financial support of the Office of Naval Research. It provides a practicable method of measuring one of the most important human motives, a method, moreover, which in all probability can be applied to other motives with equal success. Secondly, the book contains what we believe to be an important contribution to psychological theory--at least to the theory of motivation. Finally, the book contains a great deal of information about the achievement motive and related variables, and we feel that most readers, being interested in the total problem, will want to read the whole book. For only if they do, will they discover what we have discovered--that concentration on a limited research problem is not necessarily narrowing; it may lead ultimately into the whole of psychology. In personality theory there is inevitably a certain impatience--a desire to solve every problem at once so as to get the "whole" personality in focus. We have proceeded the other way. By concentrating on one problem, on one motive, we have found in the course of our study that we have learned not only a lot about the achievement motive but other areas of personality as well. So we feel that this book can be used as one basis for evaluating the degree to which a "piecemeal" approach to personality is profitable, an approach which proceeds to build up the total picture out of many small experiments by a slow process of going from fact to hypothesis and back to fact again. At the moment it may seem like a poor alternative to immediate, over-all assessment methods, but it is our present feeling that in the long run it will be at least as profitable." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Motives, personality, and society : selected papers by David C McClelland( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Development of social maturity( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motivation workshops; a student workbook for experiential learning in human motivation by David C McClelland( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education for values( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power is the great motivator by David C McClelland( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Power Is the Great Motivator, David McClelland and David Burnham make the provocative case that managers who actively seek power not only get the most done, but also develop the best teams, organizational vision, and sense of managerial responsibility. The authors then show how managers like you can adopt some of these practices and build a more confident and effective organization."--BOOK JACKET
A New look at motivation by Peter Jordan( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the basic psychological principles of motivation and shows their application to worker behavior and managerial styles. Correlates employee desires for affiliation, power, or achievement with personality types, showing how each is best motivated to productivity. Includes scenes of motivational workshops given by Harvard psychologist David McClelland, who states that even when a job provides neither intrinsic or extrinsic rewards, the social environment itself can provide work incentives
Macht als Motiv : Entwicklungswandel u. Ausdrucksformen by David C McClelland( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mac Clelland, David C. 1918-1998

Mac Clelland David Clarence

MacClelland, D. C. 1918-1998

MacClelland, David 1918-1998

MacClelland, David C. 1918-1998

MacClelland David Clarence

MacClelland, David Clarence 1918-1998

Mc Clelland, David C. 1918-1998

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Mc Clelland, David Clarence 1918-1998

McClelland, D. C.

McClelland, D. C. 1918-1998

McClelland, David

McClelland, David 1918-1998

McClelland, David C.

McClelland, David Clarence 1918-1998

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