Motivation Theory, Research, and Applications

ISBN-10: 0534204600
ISBN-13: 9780534204600
Edition: 4th 1996
Authors: Herbert L. Petri
List price: $119.95
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Description: Considered by many to be the most balanced and unbiased presentation of motivation currently available, Petri's new edition continues to cover the biological, behavioral, and cognitive explanations for human motivation. The advantages and drawbacks  More...

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Book details

List price: $119.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/16/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 7.53" wide x 9.53" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Considered by many to be the most balanced and unbiased presentation of motivation currently available, Petri's new edition continues to cover the biological, behavioral, and cognitive explanations for human motivation. The advantages and drawbacks to each of these explanations are also presented, allowing students to draw their own conclusions. Contemporary topics such as sexual behavior, agression, eating disorders, obesity, hedonism, achievement, and actualization capture and keep students' interest.

Herbert L. Petri is a Professor at Towson University, where he has been recognized on five separate occasions for his excellent teaching. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Johns Hopkins University, teaching the Motivation course since 1986. Dr. Petri has studied the role of physiological, behavioral, and cognitive mechanisms of motivation, memory, and learning for more than 35 years. His research has led to published articles on the underlying circuitry of memory, drug actions on learning and memory, and reviews of motivational processes. He received his B.A. degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University.

Introductionp. 3
Biological Approaches to Motivationp. 23
Genetic Contributions to Motivated Behaviorp. 25
Physiological Mechanisms of Arousalp. 57
Physiological Mechanisms of Regulationp. 93
The Behavioral Approach: Drives, Incentives, and Learningp. 131
Drive Theoryp. 133
The Development and Direction of Motivation by Learningp. 155
Incentive Motivationp. 187
Hedonism and Sensory Stimulationp. 209
Cognitive Approaches to Motivationp. 233
Cognitive Motivation: Expectancy-Value Approachesp. 235
Cognitive Motivation: Social Motivation and Consistencyp. 263
Cognitive Motivation: Attribution Approachesp. 295
Cognitive Motivation: Competence and Controlp. 315
Emotion and Motivationp. 335
The Emotions as Motivatorsp. 337
Conclusionsp. 367
Referencesp. 370
Name Indexp. 417
Subject Indexp. 428
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