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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 12 new and published books in the subject of Motivation — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Psychology of Eating and Drinking

    4th Edition

    By Alexandra W. Logue

    This insightful, thought-provoking, and engaging book explores the truth behind how and why we eat and drink what we do. Instead of promising easy answers to eliminating picky eating or weight loss, this book approaches controversial eating and drinking issues from a more useful...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Motivation and Emotion (PLE: Emotion)

    By Phil Evans

    Series: Psychology Library Editions: Emotion

    Originally published in 1989, this title provided a wide-ranging and up-to-date review of a traditional area of psychology. It will be of great interest to all those who wish to discover what governs human behaviour and feeling – in other words, what makes people tick. Phil Evans explores the...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Psychology Press

  3. Experimental Psychology Its Scope and Method: Volume V (Psychology Revivals)

    Motivation, Emotion and Personality

    By Joseph Nuttin, Paul Fraisse, Richard Meili

    Series: Psychology Revivals

    First published in English in 1968, Joseph Nuttin contributes the first chapter, on Motivation. He discusses various aspects of the motivational process. Such as incentives, conflict, social motivation, and negative motivation, and describes the mechanism of the process. The second chapter, by Paul...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Psychology Press

  4. Handbook of Learning and Cognitive Processes (Volume 3)

    Approaches to Human Learning and Motivation

    Edited by William K. Estes

    Series: Handbook of Learning and Cognitive Processes

    Originally published in 1976, Volume 3 of this Handbook deals primarily with conditions of acquisition, retention and forgetting, and the manner in which acquired information and motivation combine to determine performance. The organization of this volume can be understood in terms of four...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Psychology Press

  5. Motivation and Its Regulation

    The Control Within

    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas, Eddie Harmon-Jones

    Series: Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

    It is motivation that drives all our daily endeavors, and it is motivation, or the lack of it, that accounts for most of our successes and failures. Motivation, however, needs to be carefully controlled and regulated to be effective. This book surveys the most recent psychological research on how...

    Published May 8th 2014 by Psychology Press

  6. Loneliness Updated

    Recent research on loneliness and how it affects our lives

    Edited by Ami Rokach

    "To be alone is to be different. To be different is to be alone, and to be in the interior of this fatal circle is to be lonely. To be lonely is to have failed" (Susan Schultz, 1976) Loneliness carries a significant social stigma, as lack of friendship and social ties is socially undesirable, and...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Social and Motivational Compensatory Mechanisms for Age-Related Cognitive Decline

    Edited by Grzegorz Sedek, Paul Verhaeghen, Mike Martin

    Series: Special Issues of Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition

    Although many aspects of fluid cognition decline with advancing age, simple observation in the wild suggests that older adults, generally speaking, do very well in their day-to-day life. The study of the orchestration of cognitive, social, and motivational compensatory mechanisms in the service of...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Psychology Press

  8. Attention, Representation, and Human Performance

    Integration of Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation

    Edited by Slim Masmoudi, David Yun Dai, Abdelmajid Naceur

    This volume presents a rare occasion where scholars from Europe, North Africa and North America share their research programs and findings revolving around an important theme: integration. Despite different research foci and methodologies, there is a strong consensus that we need to understand a...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Psychology Press

  9. The Science of Giving

    Experimental Approaches to the Study of Charity

    Edited by Daniel M. Oppenheimer, Christopher Y. Olivola

    Series: The Society for Judgment and Decision Making Series

    Americans donate over 300 billion dollars a year to charity, but the psychological factors that govern whether to give, and how much to give, are still not well understood. Our understanding of charitable giving is based primarily upon the intuitions of fundraisers or correlational data which...

    Published October 20th 2010 by Psychology Press

  10. Social Motivation

    Edited by David Dunning

    Series: Frontiers of Social Psychology

    Motivational science is one of the fastest-growing areas of research in social psychology, incorporating multiple perspectives from social-personality research. This volume provides students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of major topics in social motivation. All contributors are...

    Published October 11th 2010 by Psychology Press