This book provides a thorough introduction to the basic facts and major theories of human motivation. Throughout the book, the author addresses the types of questions that often arise, such as "Why are some people more organized than others?" and "Why do people dream?" In his exploration of day-to-day human motivation, Franken provides a topical organization that shows students how biology, learning, and cognition interact with individual differences to produce human behavior.
Written for undergraduate psychology majors, this new edition of a text which discusses the biological and mental underpinnings of human motivation. The material is organized into four sections which examine the major theories of motivation, analyze several basic motivational systems from a components perspective, explore the role that emotions play, and present the theory of growth motivation (which states that organisms are motivated towards growth and development). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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.