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Motivation: Theories and Principles, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Robert C. Beck

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 19, 2005

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For undergraduate courses in Motivation.

This experimentally-oriented text provides a critical examination of research and theory with a topical approach. It covers a broad range of motivational concepts from both human and animal theory and research, with an emphasis on the biological bases of motivation.

Table of Contents

I. ORIENTATION.

 1. The Nature of Motivation Theory.

 2. Emotional Foundations of Motivation.

 3. Species-Specific Behaviors.

II. THE REGULATION OF INTERNAL STATES.

 4. Eating and Taste.

 5. Thirst, Temperature Regulation, Addiction, and Reproduction.

 6. Drive and Activation.

III. THE REGULATION OF BEHAVIOR.

 7. Rewards as Reinforcers.

 8. Rewards as Incentives.

 9. Escape, Fear, Avoidance, and Punishment.

10. Frustration, Anxiety, Stress, and Coping.

11. Aggression and Altruism.

IV. PERSONALITY, SOCIAL, AND COGNATIVE MOTIVES.

12. Personality and Individual Differences.

13. Attitudes and Cognitive Consistency.

14. Interpersonal Attraction.

15. Applications of Motivation Theory.

References.

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$82.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-195408-3