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Social Motivation : Conscious and Unconscious Processes - Joseph P. Forgas

Social Motivation

Conscious and Unconscious Processes

By: Joseph P. Forgas (Editor), Kipling D. Williams (Editor), Simon M. Laham (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th October 2004
ISBN: 9780521832540
Number Of Pages: 410

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Purposive, goal-directed behavior is one of the defining characteristics of human beings. This volume surveys the most recent theories and research on the psychological mechanisms involved in the planning and execution of motivated social behavior. The contributors are all leading international researchers, and their chapters discuss such exciting topics as how goals influence thinking and behavior, how affect and social motivation interact, how unconscious motivation operates, and the relationship between habits and intentions as sources of social action. The applications of contemporary research on motivation to practical questions in clinical, organizational, educational and counseling psychology receive special attention. The book is written in a readable yet scholarly style. The chapters take a highly comprehensive and integrative approach, and the book should be of interest to students, practitioners and researchers interested in the psychology of motivation, and should also be suitable as an advanced textbook of this field.

"Well written scholarly, and engaging. Even the most complex ideas are lucidly expressed...This book definitely belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in nuanced, thoughtful summaries of current research programs exploring the conscious and unconscious mechanisms...of motivated social behavior." Contemporary Psychology

Preface
Conscious and Unconscious Social Motivation: General Issue
Social motivation: introduction and overview
Multiple goals, optimal motivation, and the development of interest
The machine in the ghost: a dual process model of defense against conscious and unconscious death-related thought
Habits and the structure of motivation in everyday life
Motivation in social settings: studies of effort-related cardiovascular arousal
Reflection and impulse as determinants of 'conscious' and 'unconscious' motivation
The role of motivation in the unconscious: how our motives control the activation of our thoughts and shape our actions
Social Motivation: Cognitive and Affective Implications
From evolved motives to everyday mentation: evolution, goals, and cognition
Automatic goal inference and contagion; on pursuing goals one perceives in other people's behavior
The interaction between affect and motivation in social judgments and behavior
Internal and external encoding style and social motivation
Authenticity, social motivation, and psychological adjustment
Motivation and construct accessibility
Conscious and Unconscious Social Motivation: Some Consequences and Applications
Self-regulatory processes in interracial interactions: the role of internal and external motivation to respond without prejudice Patricia
Exploring the discrepancy between implicit and explicit prejudice: a test of aversive racism theory
Ostracism: when competing motivations collide
Attentional and regulatory mechanisms of momentary work motivation and performance
Social motivation and object relations: narcissism and interpersonal self-esteem regulation
To know and not to know: consciousness, meta-consciousness, and motivation
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ISBN: 9780521832540
ISBN-10: 0521832543
Series: Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 4th October 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.77

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