25+ Motivation Books for Free! [PDF]

Always thinking about the relevance of the topics and the needs of our reading community, on this occasion, we have created a compilation of books on motivation in PDF format. This collection has important titles that show psychological research well supported by the scientific method and from recognized authors.

With our motivation books, you will be able to enjoy public domain and scientifically valid information about what moves people to achieve certain goals in life.

Motivation is the force that moves the individual to take action and thus obtain determined results that lead them to be more satisfied with their circumstances. Motivation is what makes us move towards a specific goal that would solve some aspect of our life. In psychology, the subject of personal and work motivation has been widely studied.

Several types stand out, according to the source of the stimulus: achievement motivation, affiliation motivation and competence motivation. Also depending on the place where it comes, it can be intrinsic or extrinsic.

The first one refers to a type of motivation that is given by internal factors, generally, the person carries out the action only for the pleasure of doing it. In the extrinsic motivation the opposite happens, the person is moved by an external factor.

Other types of classification are personal motivation and work motivation; of the latter you will find excellent titles to consult in this section of the virtual library.

Take a look at our entire collection of more than 25 motivational books in PDF format, made for all those who wish to have quick and easy access to free books on this topic.

Here we present our complete selection of Motivation books:

1) Go Motivate Yourself

Frank Ramos

Source: DRI

2) Personal Confidence & Motivation

Promeng Tempus

Source: Promeng Tempus

3) Getting Motivated to Change

N. G. Bartholomew, D. F. Dansereau, D. D. Simpson

Source: Institute of Behavioral Research

4) The effects of motivation in education

Hamid Tohidi, Mohammad Jabbari

Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences

5) Fundamentals of Motivation and Motivational Techniques

Minnesota Wing Civil Air Patrol

Source: Minnesota Wing Civil Air Patrol

6) Motivating Skills


Source: Tutorialspoint

7) How to Improve Motivation

Anthony Bagshawe

Source: Perpustakaan - Universitas Pancasila

8) Motivation

Basic Knowledge 101

Source: Basic Knowledge 101

9) Motivation

Opsahl.R, Dunnette. M

Source: Opsahl.R, Dunnette. M

10) How to Motivate Yourself and Others? Intended and Unintended Consequences

Juliana Schroeder, Ayelet Fishbach

Source: Squarespace

11) Work Motivation - Studies of its Determinants and Outcomes

Christina Bjorklund

Source: Stockholm School of Economics

12) Five Key Ingredients for Improving Student Motivation

Kaylene C. Williams, Caroline C. Williams

Source: AABRI

13) Motivation: A Literature Review

Emily R. Lai

Source: Research Report

14) Work Motivation: Relationships with Job Satisfaction, Locus of Control and Motivation Orientation

Tiiu Kamdron

Source: Kharkov

15) Motivation - Basic Concepts and Theories

Various authors

Source: Ecourse

16) A pocket guide to Motivational Interviewing

Miller W. R., Rollnick S.

Source: Building Better Programs

17) Strategies for Increasing Students’ Self-motivation

Sylvester J. O. Odanga

Source: Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences

18) Mind Tools on Motivation

James Manktelow, Kellie Fowler

Source: Mind Tools

19) The Power of Motivation

Various authors

Source: WhatDoTheyKnow

20) Theories of Motivation (Power Point Presentation)


Source: Medieninformatik - LMU München

21) Motivation – Concept, Nature, Process and Theories (Power Point Presentation)

Asha Kumari Gupta

Source: Official Website of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University

22) Top 20 Effective Motivation Techniques (Power Point Presentation)

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Source: Saint Paul, Minnesota

23) Motivation in the Workplace to Improve the Employee Performance (Article)

Vinay Chaitanya Ganta

Source: International Journal of Engineering Technology, Management and Applied Sciences

24) What is Motivation and why does it matter? (Article)


Source: ERIC

25) What is Motivation (Power Point Presentation)

University of Oklahoma

Source: University of Oklahoma

26) Motivation Techniques (Article)

Grand Valley State University

Source: Grand Valley State University

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