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Motivation : A Biobehavioural Approach - Roderick S. C. Wong


A Biobehavioural Approach

Hardcover Published: 7th June 2000
ISBN: 9780521561754
Number Of Pages: 292

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Motivation: A Biobehavioural Approach provides the reader with an understanding of why individuals exhibit certain behaviors, and what causes these actions. Roderick Wong presents an analysis of motivated behavior such as sexual activity, parental behavior, food selection, and fear or aggression, from a biological perspective. Each chapter focuses on the individual systems underlying specific motivational states that result in motivated acts. The author discusses similarities, differences, and integration between these motivational systems throughout the volume. Using a framework derived from research and theory from animal behavior and comparative psychology, he analyzes relevant issues in human motivation such as mate choice, nepotism, attachment and independence, sensation-seeking, obesity, and parent-offspring conflict. This book will be particularly useful for undergraduate students in psychology or behavioral science taking courses in motivation and emotion, comparative psychology, animal behavior, or biological psychology.

Credits and acknowledgements
Introduction and perspective
Mating and reproductive activities
Parental/maternal activities
Feeding activities
Food selection
Drinking activities
Stimulus seeking and exploratory activities
Aversive motivation systems: fear, frustration, and aggression
Social motivation: attachment and altruism
Conclusion and retrospective
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521561754
ISBN-10: 0521561752
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 7th June 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57

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