Advances in Motivation Science, Elsevier's brand new serial on the topic of motivation science, is a timely serial on an area of study that has not only been a mainstay of the science of psychology, but also a major influence in early dynamic and Gestalt models of the mind and fundamental to behaviorist theories of learning and action.
The advent of the cognitive revolution in the 1960 and 70s eclipsed the emphasis on motivation to a large extent, but in the past two decades motivation has returned en force. Today, motivational analyses of affect, cognition, and behavior are ubiquitous across psychological literatures and disciplines. In essence, motivation is not just a "hot topic on the contemporary scene, but is firmly entrenched as a foundational issue in scientific psychology. This volume brings together internationally recognized experts focusing on cutting-edge theoretical and empirical contributions in this important area of psychology.
- Presents the premier volume of Elsevier's brand new serial on the field of motivation science and research
- Provides a timely overview of important research programs conducted by the most respected scholars in psychology
- Contains special attention on directions for future research
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David Dunning, Detlef Fetchenhauer and Thomas Schlösser
2. Motivation in a Social Context: Coordinating Personal and Shared Goal Pursuits with Others
Ayelet Fishbach, Janina Steinmetz and Yanping Tu
3. Embodying Approach Motivation: A Review of Recent Evidence
Tom F. Price and Eddie Harmon-Jones
4. Evolved Social Motives: When Knowing about the Past Provides a Window onto the Present
Jon K. Maner
5. Three Decades of Research on Motivational Intensity Theory: What we have learned about effort and what we still don't know
Michael Richter, Guido H. E. Gendolla and Rex A. Wright
6. Motivation Explained: Ultimate and Proximate Accounts of Hunger and Appetite
Edmund T. Rolls