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6th Edition

Biological, Psychological, and Environmental

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ISBN 9781032065199
August 15, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
488 Pages

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Book Description

This textbook provides a complete overview of motivation and emotion, using an overarching organizational scheme of how biological, psychological, and environmental sources become motivation—the inducement of behavior, feelings, and cognition. It combines classic studies with current research and uses numerous real-world examples to engage the student and make often-difficult theoretical concepts come to life. By understanding and applying the principles of motivation described in the text, students will not only discover insights into what motivates their own behavior but also how to instigate self-change.

The sixth edition continues with the same eclectic approach as the five prior editions but with many changes and updates. There are many new references that describe new topics, findings, and theories about motivation and emotion. Older topics that are no longer current have been deleted to provide space for this newer material. In addition, each chapter contains its own glossary. This edition also contains web addresses, which have been checked for accuracy and accessibility, where students can find additional information about a topic.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Motivation and Emotion 2. Evolutionary Antecedents of Motivation 3. Addictions and Addictive Behaviors 4. Homeostasis: Temperature, Thirst, Hunger, and Eating 5. Behavior, Arousal, and Affective Valence 6. Stress, Coping, and Health 7. Psychological Needs and Motives 8. Personality and Motivation 9. Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation 10. Goal Motivation 11. Emotions and Moods 12. Emotions as Motives

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Lambert Deckers is professor emeritus of psychological science at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He taught psychology courses for 45 years, with 40 years devoted to teaching a course in motivation and emotion. He also taught courses in the psychology of learning, and history and systems of psychology. Professor Deckers is a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science and a member of the Society for the Science of Motivation.