Motivation: Biological, Psychological, and Environmental / Edition 3

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Well-grounded in the history of the field, Motivation: Biological, Psychological, and Environmental combines classic studies with current research. Use of illustrative examples drawn from literature, film, music, and the visual arts enhances this approach. For anyone interested in motivation and emotion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205610815
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/22/2009
  • Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,078,948
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Lambert Deckers is a professor of psychological science at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He teaches courses mainly in motivation & emotion, psychology of learning, and history and systems of psychology. Professor Deckers is a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science and has conducted research in the psychology of humor in the United States and Germany.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Motivation and Emotion.
Meaning of Motivation.
Sources of Motivation.
Study of Motivation and Emotion.

2. The History of Motivation and Emotion.
Brief History of Motivation.
Brief History of Emotion.

3. Evolution of Universal Motives.
Evolution of Universal Motives.
Fear, Food, and Sex as Universal Motives.

4. Drug Use, Brain Stimulation, and Exercise.
Characteristics of Drugs of Abuse.
Psychological Explanations of Drug Addiction.
The Brain as a Source of Motivation.
Positive Addiction.

5. Homeostasis: Temperature, Thirst, Hunger and Eating.
Internal Factors of Body Regulation.
Food Characteristics and Eating.
Person Characteristics and Eating.

6. Arousal, Behavior, and Affective Tone.
Arousal and Performance.
Arousal and Affective Tone.

7. Stress, Coping, and Health.
Relationship between Life Events and Stress.
Bodily Effects of Stress.
Variables Moderating the Impact of Life Events.

8. Drives, Needs, and Awareness.
Drives and Needs as Internal Sources of Motivation.
Needs for Achievement, Affiliation, Power, and Cognition.
Motivation without Awareness.

9. Personality and the Self in Motivation.
Personality Associated with Motivation.
Extraversion and Sensation Seeking.
Self as a Motivational System.

10. Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation.
Extrinsic Motivation and Incentive Value.
Extrinsic Motivation of Behavior.
Intrinsic Motivation.

11. Goal Motivation.
Origins of Goals.
Goal Expectations,Characteristics, and Achievement.

12. Least Effort and the Economics of Motivation.
Principle of Least Effort.
Economics of Motivation.

13. The Subjective and Physiological Nature of Emotion.
Emotions and Their Subjective Characteristics.
Arousal and Emotional Experience.

14. The Unfolding and Function of Emotion.
Emotion Stimulus and Appraisal.
Emotion and the Face.
Functions of Emotion.

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