Motivation: theories and principles

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1983 - Self-Help - 482 pages
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This experimentally-oriented book 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. Chapter topics include the nature of motivation theory; species-specific behaviors; eating and taste; thirst, temperature regulation, addiction, and reproduction; drive and activation; rewards as both reinforcers and incentives; escape, fear, avoidance, and punishment; frustration, anxiety, stress, and coping; aggression and altruism; personality and individual differences; attitudes and cognitive consistency; interpersonal attraction; and applications of motivation theory. For individuals interested in the motivation of humans and animals.

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User Review  - GlennBell - LibraryThing

Most of the textbook is pretty boring and focuses on animal experimentation. The later chapters are worth reading and are more useful. Frankly, most of us do not care about the rat studies and they ... Read full review

Contents

BEHAVIOR THEORY ANALYSES
3
Emotional Foundations of Motivation
28
BIOLOGICAL ANALYSES OF MOTIVATION
57
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