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Motivational Systems : Problems in the Behavioural Sciences - Frederick M. Toates

Motivational Systems

Problems in the Behavioural Sciences

Paperback Published: 28th April 1986
ISBN: 9780521318945
Number Of Pages: 204

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This well-written and lively account of the principles of how motivational systems operate includes discussions of both theories and empirical results from individual systems. It reviews current experimental evidence on hunger, thirst, sex and other areas and argues that common factors must be emphasised as much as differences between the systems. The book summarises the theoretical principles that emerge: it shows where motivation theory and learning theory should come together, rather than diverge. Models with general predictive power are elaborated and related to the goal directed aspect of motivation. The book deals with motivation at all levels from the physiological to that of mathematical modelling and explains complex ideas lucidly. It complements other books in the Problems in the Behavioural Sciences Series including Hunger (le Magnen), Thirst (Rolls & Rolls) and Contemporary Animal Learning Theory (Dickson).

Introduction
Where drive and motivation constructs have been employed
Models and theories of motivation
Ingestive systems and motivational phenomena
Comparison with non-ingestive motivational systems
Associations and motivation
Models of the environment in the spatial dimension
Interaction between motivational systems
Conclusion and outlook
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ISBN: 9780521318945
ISBN-10: 0521318947
Series: Problems in the Behavioural Sciences
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 28th April 1986
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.26