David McClelland  

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David C. McClelland (May 20 1917 – March 27 1998) was an American psychological theorist. Noted for his work on need theory, he published a number of works from the 1950s until the 1990s and developed new scoring systems for the Thematic Apperception Test and its descendants. McClelland is credited with developing the Achievement Motivation Theory commonly referred to as need achievement or n-achievement theory.


McClelland published a number of works during his career.

  • The Achievement Motive (1953)
  • The Achieving Society (1961)
  • The Roots of Consciousness (1964)
  • Toward A Theory Of Motivation Acquisition (1965)
  • Power: The Inner Experience (1975)
  • Managing Motivation to Expand Human Freedom (1978)
  • Human Motivation (1987)

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