This book walks psychologists through the study of motivation, exploring all conditions that exist within the person and within the environment and culture that explain why we want what we want and why we do what we do. The fifth edition expands on theoretical ideas further into practical applications, especially in the areas of education, work, therapy, sports, and the home. Each chapter features a chapter box that addresses a specific concern. At the end of each chapter is a list of recommended readings for further study. Psychologists will discover a number of new ideas, including achievement goals, personal strivings, types of extrinsic motivation, implementation intentions, and more.
Table of Contents
Preface. Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. Motivation in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Chapter 3. The Motivated and Emotional Brain. Part I. Needs. Chapter 4. Physiological Needs. Chapter 5. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations. Chapter 6. Psychological Needs. Chapter 7. Social Needs. Part II. Cognitions. Chapter 8. Goal Setting and Goal Striving. Chapter 9. Personal Control Beliefs. Chapter 10. The Self and Its Strivings. Part III. Emotions. Chapter 11. Nature of Emotion: Five Perennial Questions. Chapter 12. Aspects of Emotion. Part IV. Individual Differences. Chapter 13. Personality Characteristics. Chapter 14. Unconscious Motivation. Chapter 15. Growth Motivation and Positive Psychology. Chapter 16. Conclusion. References. Name Index. Subject Index. Credits.