I have written before on motivation and do so again because so much of what people do hinges on how one understands: the nature of persons, the psychology of goals, moral triggers, ethical focus, worldview, methodology, the psychology of perception and psychology of learning. … [Read more...] about Understanding Motivation is Essential to Understanding Risk
One of the delusions of Behaviourism is that guilt and punitive consequence are motivational. The opposite is the case. There is endless research to demonstrate that the assumptions of Behaviourism don’t work. It’s quite straightforward: humans are not machines and not the sum of inputs and … [Read more...] about Motivation and de-Motivation in Safety
Why do people not do as they are told? When all the rules, codes of practice and standards in safety are clear and the procedures are plain, why do people not follow them? So much of what is done on safety is punitive. For example, the new WHS Act raises the bar yet again for … [Read more...] about Non-Compliance and the Ten Fundamentals of Motivation
I took this photo in Melbourne today (4 September 2013) as an example of the continuing strategy by TAC Victoria in their campaign for road safety and ask the question, who is the bloody idiot? With an abundance of research on the psychology of goals and the psychology of pitching, framing and … [Read more...] about Whose the Bloody Idiot?
I often get asked to explain SPoR and its methods and so made this video to explain the SPoR understands goals states and motivation. I decided it might be best to explain motivation and the psychology of goals in conversation/presentation with Matt Thorne. Matt is currently undertaking the … [Read more...] about Understanding Goal States, Motivation and SPoR, A Video
Latest Human Dymensions Newsletter I get a lot of newsletters flood my inbox each day but I always enjoy reading this one from Human Dymensions. To subscribe visit: http://www.humandymensions.com/mailing-list ENJOY! The Magic of Motivation In the last newsletter the … [Read more...] about Latest Human Dymensions Newsletter
Motivation, Learning and Risk Motivation, like learning is not a neutral concept. How one thinks motivation and learning work, is directly connected to ones’ worldview, psychology of goals and one’s theory of knowing (epistemology). For example, if one holds a behaviourist view about motivation one … [Read more...] about Motivation, Learning and Risk
Ten Secrets to Risk and Safety Motivation and Ownership (republished by request) Here they are: 1. There are no secrets. What we need to know about motivation is already out there, trouble is, in the risk and safety sector, education in the social sciences is minimal. The best place to start is … [Read more...] about Ten Secrets to Risk and Safety Motivation and Ownership
Another brilliant essay by one of my fellow Students undertaking Graduate Certificate in The Psychology of Risk at ACU – published with permission The key to leadership is motivation. What motivates people to become followers? by Frank Kraemer from www.safebound.com.au To generate sustainable … [Read more...] about Leadership – What Motivates People to Become Followers?
For some reason, every time we publish an article with the word “pleasure” in the title it gets many more hits than articles with “safety” in the title, so I wonder what happens when I use both words together? You might enjoy these ones from a while back: It’s a Fine Line Beyond Pleasure and … [Read more...] about The Essentialist Pleasure Of Safety