Human Motivation

ISBN-10: 0495090816
ISBN-13: 9780495090816
Edition: 6th 2007
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Book details

List price: $297.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/22/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.466
Language: English

This Sixth Edition provides a thorough introduction to the basic facts and major theories of human motivation. Throughout the book, the author addresses the types of questions that often arise, such as "Why are some people more organized than others?" and "Why do people dream?" In his exploration of day-to-day human motivation, Franken provides a topical organization that shows students how biology, learning, and cognition interact with individual differences to produce human behavior.

Dr. Robert E. Franken is a professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, with a research focus on better understanding curiosity and exploratory behavior. He is currently living part of the year in Vancouver, British Columbia and part of the year in the Rocky Mountains. Much of his research addresses understanding sensation seekers who are motivated by the need to experience varied, novel, and complex sensations and are willing to take risks in order to experience such.

Themes in the Study of Motivation
Components of Motivation
Hunger and Eating
Passion, Love, and Sexual Behavior
Arousal, Attention, and Peak Performance
Wakefulness, Alertness, Sleep, and Dreams
Drug Use and Drug Addiction
Aggression, Coercive Action, and Anger
Emotions, Stress, and Health
Goal-Incongruent (Negative) Emotions
Goal-Congruent (Positive) Emotions
From Curiosity to Creativity
The Need for Control and Competence
The Self-Concept and Self-Esteem

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