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(1983). Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. XVII, 1981: The History of the Concept of Motivation. Charles N. Cofer. Pp. 48-53.. Psychoanal Q., 52:657-658.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. XVII, 1981: The History of the Concept of Motivation. Charles N. Cofer. Pp. 48-53.

(1983). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 52:657-658

Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. XVII, 1981: The History of the Concept of Motivation. Charles N. Cofer. Pp. 48-53.

Explanations and postulated mechanisms of motivation are traced from Hobbes to current cognitive formulations. Beginning with the hedonic principle, succeeding

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explanations of motivation have included drive theory, in terms of reflexive properties and in the Freudian notion of unconscious motivation, and current cognitive explanations, which have not yet been fully developed. It is hoped that the repeating cycle from rationality to irrationality and over again can be avoided in future explanations.

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Article Citation

(1983). Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. XVII, 1981. Psychoanal. Q., 52:657-658

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