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Michael J. Apter is a research psychologist who has worked in the area of motivation. He developed reversal theory. He is currently a visiting researcher at Georgetown University.

Dr. Apter is founder and director of Apter International, which is a worldwide management consultancy company.


Biographical information

Education

He has a doctorate from Bristol University (U.K.). While working for his doctorate he spent a year at Princeton and a year at King’s College London, as well as a term at Oxford.

Positions

He taught at the University of Wales, Cardiff for twenty years. He has been a visiting professor at Purdue, Northwestern, Chicago and Yale, and has held visiting positions in Canada, Spain, Norway, Belgium and France.

Main areas of interest

He edited one of the first books on computers and psychology with George Westby[1]

Funded grants

Honors

He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Life Fellow of the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies.

Editorial board/consulting editor

Association affiliations

See also

  • Apter Motivational Style Profile

Publications

Books

  • Apter, M.J. (1982) The experience of motivation: The theory of psychological reversals.London and New York: Academic Press.
  • Apter, M.J. (Ed.) (2001) Motivational Styles in Everyday Life: A Guide to Reversal Theory. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.ISBN: 1-55798-739-4
  • Apter, M.J. (2005) Personality Dynamics: Key Concepts in Reversal Theory. Loughborough, U.K.: Apter International Ltd.

Book Chapters

Papers

External links


  1. Apter, M.J. & Westby, G. (1973)The computer in psychology. London. Wiley
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