Human Motivation / Edition 5

Human Motivation / Edition 5

by Robert E. Franken
     
 

Written for psychology majors, this textbook begins by outlining the major issues and describing the organizing principles in the study of motivation. It then analyzes some basic motivational systems, including hunger, sex, attention, alertness, addiction, and aggression. Both goal-congruent and goal-incongruent emotions are discussed, with an emphasis on issues of… See more details below

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Written for psychology majors, this textbook begins by outlining the major issues and describing the organizing principles in the study of motivation. It then analyzes some basic motivational systems, including hunger, sex, attention, alertness, addiction, and aggression. Both goal-congruent and goal-incongruent emotions are discussed, with an emphasis on issues of stress and health. And finally, the book covers growth motivation and self-regulation, concentrating on the roles of curiosity, creativity, control, mastery, and self-esteem. Franek teaches at the University of Calgary.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534555337
Publisher:
Thomson Wadsworth
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Edition description:
5 ED
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: ISSUES AND ORGANIZING PRINCIPLES IN MOTIVATION. 1. What Causes Action: Themes in the Study of Motivation. 2. Components of Motivation. PART II: ANALYZING SOME BASIC MOTIVATIONAL SYSTEMS. 3. Hunger and Eating. 4. Sex Behavior, Love, and Sexual Orientation. 5. Arousal and Peak Performance. 6. Wakefulness, Alertness, Sleep, and Dreams. 7. Drug Use and Drug Addiction. 8. Aggression, Coercive Action, and Anger. PART III: EMOTIONS AND MOTIVATION. 9. Emotion, Stress, and Health. 10. Goal-Incongruent (Negative) Emotions: Fear and Anxiety, Pessimism and Depression, Guilt and Shame. 11. Goal-Congruent (Positive) Emotions: Happiness, Hope and Optimism, Attachment and Belonging. PART IV: GROWTH MOTIVATION AND SELF-REGULATION. 12. Curiosity, Exploratory Behavior, Play, Sensation Seeking, and Creativity. 13.Competence, Predictability and Control, Achievement and Mastery, and Self-Esteem. 14. Self-Regulation of Motivation.

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