Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Att motivera och/eller manipulera: En begreppsutredande litteraturstudie
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to theoretically investigate the concepts of the interpersonal actions 'to motivate' and 'to manipulate' and also to examine possible differences and similarities between the two. The method used is a conceptual review based on the Self-Determination Theory, related to the concept of motivation, and Machiavellianism, related to the concept of manipu-lation. The results show that 'to motivate', according to Self-Determination Theory, concerns influencing the intrinsic or extrinsic motivation, where intrinsic motivation is related to the feeling of self-determination, inner locus of causality, being or feeling competent and exercise activities for the pleasure of it, whilst extrinsic motivation is related to external locus of cau-sality, external pressure and engaging in activities for the purpose of reaching a goal or re-ward. 'To manipulate' is according to Machiavellianism based on the manipulator doing whatever it takes to reach a certain goal and gain something for himself with no regard of what methods being used. The comparative analysis showed that the crucial difference in how an behaviour is interpreted as either, or both, motivating and manipulative is based on who is doing the interpretation, what information she has and which aspects that are focused on.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Manipulation, Motivation, Machiavelli, Machiavellianism, Self-Determination Theory, Social work
Keyword [sv]
Manipulation, Motivation, Machiavelli, Machiavellianism, Självbestämmandeteorin, Socialt arbete
National Category
Social Work General Language Studies and Linguistics Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-72185OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-72185DiVA: diva2:495994
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2012-02-21 Created: 2012-02-03 Last updated: 2012-02-21Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

FridaAllertz-Att motivera ocheller manipulera(493 kB)934 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 493 kBChecksum SHA-512
c6e0d6594299da7968dd26ddf11b6a145e3664cf2e9915cfbeb883da58070a58bc356bc1477d95b7529b6ea5f497ff845a982f487c8ed472be6bdf1ffc8f880e
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Social Work
Social WorkGeneral Language Studies and LinguisticsPsychology (excluding Applied Psychology)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 934 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 1005 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf