Motivation

Motivation : Theories and Principles

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For undergraduate level courses in Motivation. This experimentally-oriented text provides a critical examination of research and theory with a topical approach. It covers a broad range of motivational concepts from both human and animal theory and research, with an emphasis on the biological bases of motivation. New - Extensive revisions within chapter on emotion (Ch. 2). Incorporates recent research on theories and analyses of cognition and emotion. - Helps students to understand the complex relationship between emotion and motivation. New - In-depth discussion of evolutionary concepts. Includes the role of genetics in relation to emotion/motivation. - Provides students with a better understanding of biological backgrounds. New - Systematic presentation of theories - Details the presentation of the two-process learning theory and Langs Affective Modulation Theory. - Helps students to relate theory and motivation. New - Coverage on preattentive processes (unconscious processes) in chapters on emotion (Ch. 2), fear learning (Ch. 8), and anxiety. - Introduces students to new concepts within the study of motivation. New- In-depth discussions of cognitive processes in relation to anxiety and the development of aggression. - Familiarizes students with the effects of anxiety on processing. New - Chapter on personality and motivation. Includes material on sensation-seeking and cognitive complexity in relation to personality and motivation. - Introduces students to an entirely different area of personality theory. New - Adds coverage on Attitudes and Cognitive Consistency. Now includes Attitudes and Learning as well as Biology of Attitudes. - Exposes students to additional topics within the field of motivation and cognition. New - Adds new material on evolutionary approaches to interpersonal attraction. - Introduces students to additional concepts to help further their base of knowledge. Presents an historical perspective. While maintaining its relevancy with new material. - Familiarizes students with older concepts and their strengths and weaknesses, which may correlate with new concepts.show more

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  • Hardback | 477 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 748.42g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130112925
  • 9780130112927

Table of contents

I. ORIENTATION. 1. The Nature of Motivation Theory. 2. Emotional Foundations of Motivation. 3. Instinct and Species-Specific Behavior. II. THE REGULATION OF INTERNAL STATES. 4. Eating, Taste, and Addiction. 5. Drinking, Thermoregulation, Reproduction. 6. Drive and Activation. III. THE REGULATION OF BEHAVIOR. 7. Rewards as Reinforcers. 8. Rewards as Incentives. 9. Escape, Fear, Avoidance, and Punishment. 10. Frustration, Anxiety, and Stress. 11. Aggression and Altruism. IV. PERSONALITY, SOCIAL, AND COGNATIVE MOTIVES. 12. Personality and Individual Differences. 13. Attitudes and Cognitive Consistency. 14. Interpersonal Attraction. 15. Applications of Motivation Theory. References.show more

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