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1st Edition

Motivation and Emotion

ISBN 9780415227704
Published January 17, 2004 by Routledge
180 Pages

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Book Description

Motivation and Emotion provides an explanation of emotional experience and aspects of human behaviour using psychological, physiological and alternative approaches. The brain mechanisms that govern motivations are discussed and questions such as 'Why don't we eat ourselves to death?' and 'How do we know we are thirsty?' are answered.

Phil Gorman is an A-Level teacher at Stafford College, UK, and a chief examiner for the Edexcel A Level Examination Board.

The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor-made for the new modular style of teaching. Each book covers a topic in more detail than any large textbook can, allowing teacher and student to select material exactly to suit any particular course or project. Especially written for those students new to higher-level study, whether at school, college or university, the books include the following designed features to help with technique:

  • practise essays with specialist commentary to show how to achieve a higher grade
  • chapter summaries and summaries of key research
  • glossary and further reading
  • progress and review exercises.

Series editors: Cara Flanagan is a Reviser for AS and A2 level Psychology and an experienced teacher and examiner. Philip Banyard is Associate Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University and a Chief Examiner for AS and A2 level Psychology.

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Physiological Approach to Motivation. Motivation and the Brain: Hunger. Motivation and the Brain: Thirst. Psychological Theories of Motivation. A Combined Approach to Motivation. Emotion and the Brain. Explaining Emotional Behaviour and Experience. Study Aids.

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This is a very good text that covers the main topics in the area of physiological psychology very effectively, in a user-friendly tone. The numerous progress exercises throughout the text are well thought through and will encourage students to think carefully about the meaning, as well as the content of the text. - Kevin Silber, Staffordshire University, UK