9780205941001

Motivation: Biological, Psychological, and Environmental, Fourth Edition

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    9780205941001

  • ISBN10:

    0205941001

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 7/27/2013
  • Publisher: Psychology Pres

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Summary

A complete overview of motivation and emotion.

 

Well-grounded in the history of the field, the fourth edition of Motivation: Biological, Psychological, and Environmental combines classic studies with current research. The text 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.

 

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Define motivation and emotion.
  • Understand the psychological aspects of motivation.
  • Examine how the environment is a large source of motivation. 

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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

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


 

1. Brief Table of Contents

 

Part One:  Introduction and History

Chapter 1:                 Introduction to Motivation and Emotion

Chapter 2:                 The History of Motivation and Emotion

 

Part Two:  Biological Properties of Motivation

Chapter 3:                 Evolutionary Antecedents of Motivation           

Chapter 4:                 Addictions and Addictive Behaviors

Chapter 5:                 Homeostasis: Temperature, Thirst, Hunger, and Eating

Chapter 6:                 Behavior, Arousal, and Affective Valence

Chapter 7:                 Stress, Coping, and Health

 

Part Three:  Psychological Properties of Motivation

Chapter 8:                 Drives and Psychological Needs 

Chapter 9:                 Personality Traits and Motivation

 

Part Four:  External Sources of Motivation

Chapter 10:               Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation

Chapter 11:               Goal Motivation

Chapter 12:               Economics of Motivation

 

Part Five:  The Emotions

Chapter 13:               Emotions and Moods

Chapter 14:               Emotions as Motives

 

 


 

2. Full Table of Contents

 

Part One:  Introduction and History      

Chapter 1:                 Introduction to Motivation and Emotion

Meaning of Motivation        

Sources of Motivation         

Study of Motivation and Emotion    

 

Chapter 2:                 The History of Motivation and Emotion 

Brief History of Motivation   

Brief History of Emotion

 

Part Two:  Biological Properties of Motivation

Chapter 3:                 Evolutionary Antecedents of Motivation           

Evolution of Universal Motives       

Universal Motives for Relationships and Sex        

Fear, Food Preferences, and Music as Universal Motives

 

Chapter 4:                 Addictions and Addictive Behaviors       

Drugs of Abuse and Addiction        

The Addiction Process

Behavioral Addictions

 

Chapter 5:                 Homeostasis: Temperature, Thirst, Hunger, and Eating     

Internal Factors of Body Regulation

Food Characteristics and Eating     

Person Characteristics and Eating

 

Chapter 6:                 Behavior, Arousal, and Affective Valence       

Arousal and Performance    

Theories about the Performance-Arousal Relationship     

Arousal and Affective Valence

 

Chapter 7:                 Stress, Coping, and Health           

Relationship between Life Events and Stress        

Stressors Affect the Body   

Variables Moderating the Impact of Life Events    

 

Part Three:  Psychological Properties of Motivation  

Chapter 8:                 Drives and Psychological Needs 

Drives and Needs as Internal Sources of Motivation

Some Important Psychological Needs

 

Chapter 9:                 Personality Traits and Motivation           

Personality Associated with Motivation      

Personality Traits Affect Motivation

 

Part Four:  External Sources of Motivation       

Chapter 10:               Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation        

Extrinsic Motivation and Incentive Value    

Factors That Affect Incentive Value

Intrinsic Motivation   

 

Chapter 11:               Goal Motivation     

Origins of Goals

Goal Characteristics and Expectations

Goal Commitment, Planning, and Achievement     

 

Chapter 12:               Economics of Motivation

Motivation Costs and Resources     

Spending Motivation Resources

Motivation toward Least Effort       

 

Part Five:  The Emotions

Chapter 13:               Emotions and Moods       

Characteristics and Categories of Emotions

The Function of Arousal      

Moods

 

Chapter 14:               Emotions as Motives        

Appraisal of the Emotion Event

Emotions Motivate Facial Expressions

The Motivating Function of Emotions

 

 

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