9780205610815

Motivation : Biological, Psychological, and Environmental

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205610815

  • ISBN10:

    0205610811

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/9/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Well grounded in the history of the field, Motivation combines classic studies with current research, while promoting the idea that motivation stems from physiological states, psychological motives, and environmental incentives and goals.

Motivation provides an overarching organizational scheme of how motivation the inducement of action, feelings, and thought leads to behavior from physiological, psychological, and environmental sources. The material draws on topics that are familiar to students while maintaining a conversational tone to sustain student interest.

About 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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction and History
Introduction to Motivation and Emotion Meaning of Motivation To be Moved into Action Knowledge
Competence, and Motivation Determinism versus Free
Will and Free Act Section Recap Sources of Motivation
Internal Sources Linking Biological and Psychological Variables
External Sources
The Past as a Source of Motivation Combined Internal and External
Sources Motivate Behavior Motivation Sequence Emotions
Section Recap Study of Motivation and Emotion Research in Motivation
Research in Emotion Sources and Scope of Motivation Section Recap Activities
The History of Motivation and Emotion Brief History of Motivation Aristotlersquo;s
Theory Hedonism Evolution and Motivation Unconscious Motivation
Internal Sources of Motivation Commonality among Instincts, Drives, and Needs
External Sources of Motivation External and Internal
Sources Induce Behavior Section Recap Brief History of Emotion
Emotion as Subjective Feeling Basic Emotions Emotion as Motive for Action and Thought
Accompaniments of Emotion Section Recap Activities
Biological Properties of Motivation
Evolutionary Antecedents of Motivation Evolution of Universal
Motives Evolutionary History and Personal History
Evolutionary Psychology Section Recap Universal Motives of Sex
Fear, Food, and Music Selecting a Mate Maintaining Relationships Biosocial
Theory Fear as a Universal Motive Liking and Preferences for Foods
Universal Appeal of Music Section Recap Activities
Addictions and Addictive Behaviors Drugs of Abuse and Addiction
Psychoactive Drugs Extent of Drug Use Characteristics of Addiction
Initiation into Drug Use Section Recap
Theories of Drug Addiction Discovery of Pleasure
Centers in the Brain Pleasure Emerges from the Brain Psychological Theories

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Awesome textbook June 15, 2011
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Motivation provides an overarching organizational scheme of how motivation the inducement of action, feelings, and thought leads to behavior from physiological, psychological, and environmental sources. The material draws on topics that are familiar to students while maintaining a conversational tone to sustain student interest. This textbook was great at defining the many motivating factors in one's life and how they are put into action. Highly recommended.
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