Motivation and Emotion

By Philip Gorman

© 2003 – Routledge

180 pages

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About the Book

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.

Reviews

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

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.

About the Series

Routledge Modular Psychology

The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor made to the new modular style of teaching.

Each short 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.

The books have been written especially for those students new to higher level study, whether at school home, college or university.

They include specially designed features to help with technique, such as model essay at an average level with an examiners comments to show how extra marks can be gained. The authors are all examiners and teachers at introductory level.

The Routledge modular texts are all user friendly and accessible and include the following features:

  • Practice essays with specialist commentary to show how to achieve a higher grade
  • Chapter summaries to assist with revision
  • Progress and review exercises
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Summaries of key research
  • Further reading to stimulate ongoing study and research
  • Website addresses for additional information
  • Cross-referencing to other books in the series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY013000
PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions