With its signature focus on evolutionary psychology, MOTIVATION: THEORY, RESEARCH AND APPLICATION, 6E reflects the latest developments from the field in its thorough coverage of the biological, behavioral, and cognitive explanations for human motivation. The book clearly presents the advantages and drawbacks to each of these explanations, allowing students to draw their own conclusions. Relevant and timely, the text helps readers understand the processes that activate their behavior by drawing examples from topics that interest students, including sleep, stress, eating disorders, helping behavior, emotion, and more. Extremely student friendly, the text includes numerous study aids to maximize learner success, while vivid graphic illustrations offer additional insight into key concepts. In addition, its unique thematic approach gives instructors ultimate flexibility.
Table of Contents
1. Conceptualizing and Measuring Motivation.
2. Genetic Contributions to Motivated Behavior.
3. Physiological Mechanisms of Arousal.
4. Physiological Mechanisms of Regulation.
5. Learned Motives: Classical, Instrumental, and Observational Learning.
6. Incentive Motivation.
7. Hedonism and Sensory Stimulation.
8. Cognitive Motivation: Expectancy-Value Approaches.
9. Cognitive Motivation: Social Motivation and Consistency.
10. Cognitive Motivation: Attribution Approaches.
11. Cognitive Motivation: Competence and Control.
12. The Emotions as Motivators.