Human Motivation

Human Motivation

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This text examines the major topics of motivation by exploring the way biological, behavioural and cognitive factors influence it. The new edition has been completely reorganized and revised to reflect new directions in the field and current research. In addition, there is greater emphasis on the explanation of ideas and synthesis of the research studies. Two chapters on Emotions and Depression have been added, and new sections include coverage of behavioural neuroscience, Siegels conditioning theory and Peel's work, the power motive, and getting people to accept challenges. Revised chapter opening questions specifically address each chapter's content. This book should be of interest to degree and diploma students on courses of behavioural science in departments of business, management studies and social more

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  • Hardback | 500 pages
  • 170.18 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 1,111.3g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0534089887
  • 9780534089887

Table of contents

Past and current issues in motivation. Components of motivation. Arousal, performance, and attention. Wakefulness, alertness, sleep, and dreaming. Hunger and eating. The sex motive, sexual behavior, and gender differences. Emotions as motives: understanding optimism, fear, anxiety, and altruism. Stress, distress, and coping. Drug use and drug Addiction. Aggression and compliance. Depression, controllability, and assertiveness. Motivation for achievement and power. Curiosity, exploratory behavior, play, and competence. Work motivation. References. more

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