Re: [xmca] Emotion at Work

From: Wolff-Michael Roth <mroth who-is-at>
Date: Fri Aug 10 2007 - 05:44:55 PDT

This categorical analysis was done by Klaus Holzkamp (Grundlegung der
Psychologie [Foundations of Psychology], 1983), I use his results to
interpret the data at hand. Also, look into Jonathan Turner's work, I
think he says pretty well the same thing. Holzkamp, if some have
forgotten, rigorously takes Leont'ev's work a step further, really
using the method outlined by Marx, the evolutionary / cultural-
historical, much more so than probably Yrjö has done--I am thinking
of the latter's presentation of the evolution of activity (Expansive
learning, 1987) and the earlier work by Klaus Holzkamp.


On 10-Aug-07, at 12:24 AM, Steve Gabosch wrote:

Continuing the discussion on Michael's R's paper Emotion at Work ...
I have a problem with the claims the paper makes about the
relationship between emotional payoffs and valences, on one hand, and
motives, on the other. It seems to me that it is vital to
differentiate between the needs and motives generated objectively by
an activity, and the needs and motives that are generated
subjectively by a person engaged in an activity. Are the categories
and relationships suggested in this paper (emotions, payoffs,
valences, motivations, identity) helpful for distinguishing between
objective and subjective motives? Is it indeed vital to make this
kind of distinction?

- Steve
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