Understanding Motivation and Emotion

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Understanding Motivation and Emotion

Format:  Hardcover,

581 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Nov 2008

ISBN-13: 9780470392232

ISBN-10: 0470392231

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This book walks psychologists through the study of motivation, exploring all conditions that exist within the person and within the environment and culture that explain why we want what we want and why we do what we do. The fifth edition expands on theoretical ideas further into practical applications, especially in the areas of education, work, therapy, sports, and the home. Each chapter features a chapter box that addresses a specific concern. At the end of each chapter is a list of recommended readings for further study. Psychologists will discover a number of new ideas, including achievement goals, personal strivings, types of extrinsic motivation, implementation intentions, and more.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Nov 2008
ISBN-13: 9780470392232
ISBN-10: 0470392231
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 581
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.75 x 9.75 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Preface
Introduction
Motivation in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
The Motivated and Emotional Brain
Needs
Physiological Needs
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations
Psychological Needs
Social Needs
Cognitions
Goal Setting and Goal Striving
Personal Control Beliefs
The Self and Its Strivings
Emotions
Nature of Emotion: Five Perennial Questions
Aspects of Emotion
Individual Differences
Personality Characteristics
Unconscious Motivation
Growth Motivation and Positive Psychology
Conclusion
References
Name Index
Subject Index
Credits

Book description

This book walks psychologists through the study of motivation, exploring all conditions that exist within the person and within the environment and culture that explain why we want what we want and why we do what we do. The fifth edition expands on theoretical ideas further into practical applications, especially in the areas of education, work, therapy, sports, and the home. Each chapter features a chapter box that addresses a specific concern. At the end of each chapter is a list of recommended readings for further study. Psychologists will discover a number of new ideas, including achievement goals, personal strivings, types of extrinsic motivation, implementation intentions, and more.

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