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Well grounded in the history of the field, Motivation combines classic studies with current research, while promoting the idea that motivation stems from physiological states, psychological motives, and environmental incentives and goals.
Motivation provides an overarching organizational scheme of how motivation the inducement of action, feelings, and thought leads to behavior from physiological, psychological, and environmental sources. The material draws on topics that are familiar to students while maintaining a conversatio... MORE
About the Author
Lambert Deckers is a professor of psychological science at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He teaches courses mainly in motivation &emotion, psychology of learning, and history and systems of psychology. Professor Deckers is a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science and has conducted research in the psychology of humor in the United States and Germany.
|Introduction and History|
|Introduction to Motivation and Emotion Meaning of Motivation To be Moved into Action Knowledge|
|Competence, and Motivation Determinism versus Free|
|Will and Free Act Section Recap Sources of Motivation|
|Internal Sources Linking Biological and Psychological Variables|
|The Past as a Source of Motivation Combined Internal and External||... MORE|
|Sources Motivate Behavior Motivation Sequence Emotions|
|Section Recap Study of Motivation and Emotion Research in Motivation|
|Research in Emotion Sources and Scope of Motivation Section Recap Activities|
|The History of Motivation and Emotion Brief History of Motivation Aristotlersquo;s|
|Theory Hedonism Evolution and Motivation Unconscious Motivation|
|Internal Sources of Motivation Commonality among Instincts, Drives, and Needs|
|External Sources of Motivation External and Internal|
|Sources Induce Behavior Section Recap Brief History of Emotion|
|Emotion as Subjective Feeling Basic Emotions Emotion as Motive for Action and Thought|
|Accompaniments of Emotion Section Recap Activities|
|Biological Properties of Motivation|
|Evolutionary Antecedents of Motivation Evolution of Universal|
|Motives Evolutionary History and Personal History|
|Evolutionary Psychology Section Recap Universal Motives of Sex|
|Fear, Food, and Music Selecting a Mate Maintaining Relationships Biosocial|
|Theory Fear as a Universal Motive Liking and Preferences for Foods|
|Universal Appeal of Music Section Recap Activities|
|Addictions and Addictive Behaviors Drugs of Abuse and Addiction|
|Psychoactive Drugs Extent of Drug Use Characteristics of Addiction|
|Initiation into Drug Use Section Recap|
|Theories of Drug Addiction Discovery of Pleasure|
|Centers in the Brain Pleasure Emerges from the Brain Psychological Theories|
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Lambert Deckers is a professor of psychological science at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He teaches courses mainly in motivation & emotion, psychology of learning, and history and systems of psychology. Professor Deckers is a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science and has conducted research in the psychology of humor in the United States and Germany.