Motivation: Biological, Psychological, and Environmental (4th Revised edition)

Motivation: Biological, Psychological, and Environmental (4th Revised edition)

By: Lambert Deckers (author)Paperback

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This book provides 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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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.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/07/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780205941001
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9780205941001
  • weight: 861
  • ISBN10: 0205941001
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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