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Motivational Psychology of Human Development, Vol 131. Advances in Psychology

  • ID: 1768420
  • Book
  • September 2000
  • 380 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

The idea for this book grew out of the conference "Motivational Psychology of Ontogenesis" held at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, in May 1998. This conference focused on the interface of development and motivation and therefore brought together scholars from three major areas in psychology - developmental, motivational and lifespan.
This combination of fields represents the potential influence of development on motivation and the potential role motivation plays in development and its major contexts of family, work and school. Thus, contributors were chosen to apply motivational models to diverse settings of human everyday life and in various age groups across the life span, ranging from early childhood to old age.

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Section headings and selected papers: Acknowledgments. List of contributors. Introduction (J. Heckhausen). Attachment, Curiosity and Anxiety as Motivational Influences in Child Development. Curiosity and anxiety as motivational determinants of cognitive development (C. Trudewind). Motivation, Emotion and Interests in School Learning. Goal orientations: their impact on academic learning and their development during adolescence (O. Köller). Motives, Goals and Developmental Tasks as Organizers of Developmental Regulation. The interplay of work and family in young and middle adulthood (B.S. Wiese, A.M. Freund). Work, Love and Children: Individual Motivation and Societal Conditions for Mastering Developmental Tasks in Adulthood. Stability and change in romantic relationships (H.-W. Bierhoff, E. Rohmann). Name index. Subject index.
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Heckhausen, J.
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