Motivation : Theories and Principles

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For undergraduate 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. - Extensive coverage of emotion incorporates recent research on theories and analyses of cognition and emotion. - Chapter-opening motivational questions replace chapter outlines of previous edition. Engages students interest in the chapters topics. - Section-end summaries enable students to review important concepts, and their understanding of them, in each section before moving on. - Rewritten content and added references throughout improves the readability of the text and increases students interest in it. - A historical perspective familiarizes students with older concepts and their strengths and weaknesses, which may correlate with new concepts. - In-depth discussion of evolutionary concepts. Includes the role of genetics in relation to emotion/motivation providing students with a better understanding of biological backgrounds. - Systematic presentation of theories. Details the presentation relevant theories of learning and emotion, as well as motivation. - Coverage of preattentive processes - features ("unconscious processes") in chapters on emotion (Ch. 2), fear learning (Ch. 8), and anxiety. Which introduces students to current concepts within the study of more

Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 771.1g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 013111445X
  • 9780131114456

Table of contents

I. ORIENTATION. 1. The Nature of Motivation Theory. 2. Emotional Foundations of Motivation. 3. Species-Specific Behaviors. II. THE REGULATION OF INTERNAL STATES. 4. Eating and Taste. 5. Thirst, Temperature Regulation, Addiction, and 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, Stress, and Coping. 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. more

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