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Motivation: Biological, Psychological, and Environmental, 4th Edition

By Lambert Deckers

Published by Psychology Press

Published Date: Jul 10, 2013


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.

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