3. Personal Projects and Motivational Counseling: The Quality of Lives Reconsidered

  1. W. Miles Cox2 and
  2. Eric Klinger3
  1. Brian R. Little

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch3

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

How to Cite

Little, B. R. (2011) Personal Projects and Motivational Counseling: The Quality of Lives Reconsidered, in Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems (eds W. M. Cox and E. Klinger), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

  2. 3

    Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Author Information

  1. Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, Cambridge CB3 0DG, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749265

Online ISBN: 9780470979952

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Keywords:

  • personal projects and motivational counseling - systematic motivational counseling and quality of human lives;
  • modules of personal projects analysis (PPA) - how they are adapted to assess change factors;
  • social-ecological framework - for studying quality of lives;
  • methodology of personal projects analysis (PPA) - and set of assessment modules;
  • content or category analysis - used in research with PPA;
  • PPA for organizational studies - including work projects along with nonwork projects;
  • evolution of appraisal dimensions in PPA - rise of different theoretical interests in psychology;
  • hierarchical level of personal projects - being “middle-level” units of analysis;
  • personal project impact matrices - facilitation, frustration and social ecology of doing;
  • quality of life, as sustainable project pursuit - implications for motivational counseling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Personal Projects Analysis: Overview of Method and Measures

  • Quality of Life as Sustainable Project Pursuit: Implications for Motivational Counseling

  • Emotions, Personal Projects, and Life Quality: What's Passion Got to do with it?

  • Free Traits: When Projects Induce Acting out of Character

  • Quality of Lives: Complex, Contestable, and Challenging

  • References