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Motivation and Action - Jutta Heckhausen

Motivation and Action

By: Jutta Heckhausen (Editor), Heinz Heckhausen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th May 2010
ISBN: 9780521149136
Number Of Pages: 538

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In this book Heckhausen and Heckhausen give an extensive and in-depth overview of the diverse lines of research in motivational psychology, in terms of its historical foundations, up-to-date conceptual developments and empirical research. The major classes of motivated behavior, such as achievement, affiliation and power, are addressed and the critical processes involved in motivation and volition are discussed in detail. Different conceptual and empirical lines of research, such as implicit/explicit motivation, intrinsic/extrinsic motivation/volition, causal attribution, childhood and lifespan development, education, personality and psychopathology are integrated and analyzed as to the common issues and phenomena they address, thus providing a most useful guideline for understanding debates in current motivational, educational and social psychology.

I am pleased with the additional strengths this text brings to the field, updating the original and expanding into new areas of research on motivation and action. The book provokes student thinking, challenges mainstream conceptions of motivation, and expands the motivational episode to include deliberate study of volitional dynamics in realized action. I recommend this book and think that readers will find it an excellent opportunity to re-examine and expand their assumptions about motivational dynamics." - Mary McCaslin, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Arizona

Motivation and action: introduction and overview
Historical trends in motivation research
Trait theories of motivation
Situational determinants of behavior
Motivation as a function of expectancy and incentive
Achievement motivation
Social bonding: affiliation motivation and intimacy motivation
Power motivation
Implicit and explicit motives
Biopsychological aspects of motivation
Motivation and volition in the course of action
Individual differences in self-regulation
Intrinsic motivation flow
Causal attribution of behavior and achievement
Motivation and development
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ISBN: 9780521149136
ISBN-10: 0521149134
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 538
Published: 24th May 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 20.1  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.06
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised