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Understanding Motivation and Emotion, 7th Edition

Understanding Motivation and Emotion, 7th Edition

Johnmarshall Reeve

ISBN: 978-1-119-36765-9

Jan 2018

560 pages


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The past ten years have seen an explosion of useful research surrounding human motivation and emotion; new insights allow researchers to answer the perennial questions, including "What do people want?" and "Why do they want what they want?" By delving into the roots of motivation, the emotional processes at work, and the impacts on learning, performance, and well-being, this book provides a toolbox of practical interventions and approaches for use in a wide variety of settings.

In the midst of the field's "golden age," there has never been a better time to merge new understanding and practical application to improve people’s lives. Useful in schools, the workplace, clinical settings, health care, sports, industry, business, and even interpersonal relationships, these concepts are profoundly powerful; incorporated into the state-of-the-art intervention programs detailed here, they can enhance people's motivation, emotion, and outlook while answering the core questions of any human interaction.

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Preface iii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 Motivation and Emotion in Historical Perspective 24

Chapter 3 The Motivated and Emotional Brain 44

Part I Needs 69

Chapter 4 Physiological Needs 71

Chapter 5 Extrinsic Motivation and Internalization 98

Chapter 6 Psychological Needs 123

Chapter 7 Implicit Motives 152

Part II Cognitions 177

Chapter 8 Goal Setting and Goal Striving 179

Chapter 9 Mindsets 202

Chapter 10 Personal Control Beliefs 227

Chapter 11 The Self and Its Strivings 255

Part III Emotions 283

Chapter 12 Nature of Emotion: Six Perennial Questions 285

Chapter 13 Aspects of Emotion 313

Chapter 14 Individual Emotions 339

Part IV Applied Concerns 363

Chapter 15 Growth Motivation and Positive Psychology 365

Chapter 16 Unconscious Motivation 397

Chapter 17 Interventions 423

References 439

Author Index 515

Subject Index 530

New to this Edition:

  • A deeper understanding of motivation and emotion based on the latest research enables greater clarity and organization of ideas
  • New coverage includes Expectancy X Value theories, mindfulness, terror management theory, intrinsic vs extrinsic goals, psychological need frustration, leadership motivation, failure, and more
  • Each chapter addresses a specific concern, and includes recommended reading on the chapter's central theme

Wiley Advantage:

  • Explores the spectrum of conditions that affect what we want and what we do
  • Expands theory and finding into practical application for work, school, and home
  • Provides clear, concise explanations for complex topics of motivation
  • Describes where the latest research fits into the overall picture of motivation
  • Includes an Instructor's Manual and Test Bank featuring discussion questions, activities, central principles, and other tools