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The Psychology of Passion free pdf The concept of passion is one we regularly use to describe our interests, and yet there is no broad theory that can explain the development and consequences of passion for activities across people's lives. In The Psychology of Passion, Robert J. Vallerand presents the first such theory, providing a complete presentation of the Dualistic Model of Passion and the empirical evidence that supports it. Vallerand conceives of two types of passion: harmonious passion, which remains under the person's control, and obsessive passion, which controls the person. While the first typically leads to adaptive behaviors, the obsessive form of passion leads to less adaptive and, at times, maladaptive behaviors. Vallerand highlights the effects of these two types of passion on a number of psychological phenomena, such as cognition, emotions, performance, relationships, aggression, and violence. He also discusses the development of passion and reviews a range of literature on passion for activities.

About Dr. Robert J. Vallerand

Professor Robert J. Vallerand is a Full Professor of Social Psychology at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal and Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University. He is recognized as one of the leading experts on motivational processes. He has published 7 books and over 300 scientific publications. Prof Vallerand has served as President of the Canadian Psychological Association and the International Positive Psychology Association. He is a Fellow of over a dozen learned societies including the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and several others. He has also received the Donald O. Hebb Career Award from the Canadian Psychological Association and the Sport Science Award from the International Olympic Committee.

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Author : Dr. Robert J. Vallerand
Publisher : Oxford University Press Inc
Data Published : 25 June 2015
ISBN : 0199777608
EAN : 9780199777600
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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