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.
1. Themes in the Study of Motivation. 2. Components of Motivation. 3. Hunger and Eating. 4. Passion, Love, and Sexual Behavior. 5. Arousal, Attention, and Peak Performance. 6. Wakefulness, Alertness, Sleep, and Dreams. 7. Drug Use and Drug Addiction. 8. Aggression, Coercive Action, and Anger. 9. Emotion, Stress, and Health. 10. Goal-Incongruent Emotions. 11. Goal-Congruent Emotions. 12. From Curiosity to Creativity. 13. From Mastery to Self-Esteem. 14. Self-Regulation of Motivation.