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Cognitive motivation : from curiosity to identity, purpose and meaning

Author: D G Beswick
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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Motivation and cognition were treated as separate concepts throughout most of twentieth-century psychology. However, in recent years researchers have begun viewing the two as inextricably intertwined: not only does what we want affect how we think, but how we think affects what we want. In this innovative study, Beswick present a new general theory of cognitive motivation, synthesizing decades of existing research  Read more...
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Beswick, D. G.
Cognitive motivation.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
(OCoLC)981115631
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D G Beswick
ISBN: 9781316838464 1316838463 9781316822920 1316822923
OCLC Number: 1003855110
Description: 1 online resource (377 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Half-title""; ""Title page""; ""Copyright information""; ""Dedication""; ""Table of contents""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction: The Incomplete Gestalt""; ""The Incomplete Gestalt""; ""Summary""; ""Part I Forms of Cognitive Motivation""; ""1 Towards a General Theory of Cognitive Motivation""; ""Introduction""; ""Developing Ideas of Cognitive Motivation""; ""The Scope of Cognitive Motivation""; ""Need Reduction and Historic Points of Contention""; ""Prospects for Theory Development""; ""The Motivational Consequences of an Incomplete Gestalt""; ""Integration"" ""Reaching for the Gestalt""""Emotion and Goal Seeking""; ""The Form of Cognitive Explanations""; ""Summary""; ""2 Curiosity""; ""Introduction""; ""Origins of Curiosity Research in the Cognitive Revolution""; ""Common Language Concepts of Curiosity""; ""Careful Attention""; ""Literary Examples of Epistemic Hunger and Its Ambivalence""; ""Curiosity and Cognitive Organisation in the Arts and Sciences""; ""Wonder""; ""The Cognitive Process Theory of Curiosity""; ""Gaps in Knowledge, Uncertainty, Conflict and Good Form"" ""The Cognitive Map and the Coding Operation, Assimilation and Accommodation""""The Combination of Approach and Avoidance""; ""Delay of Gratification""; ""Empirical Support for the Cognitive Process Theory""; ""Parallel Development of Theory and the Fantasy Measure""; ""Orderliness, Openness, Delay of Gratification and Other Correlates""; ""Specific Curiosity and Diversive Exploration""; ""The Intrinsic Motivation Test""; ""Components of Curiosity""; ""Multidimensional Direct Measurement of Components in the Curiosity Process""; ""Sensory, Perceptual and Epistemic Curiosity"" ""Feelings of Deprivation and Interest""""Neural Bases for Liking and Wanting as Different Kinds of Arousal""; ""Metacognitive Processes""; ""Summary""; ""3 Intrinsic Motivation""; ""Introduction: The Nature of Intrinsic Motivation""; ""Alternative Conceptions of Intrinsic Motivation""; ""The Concept of Interest""; ""Origins of Intrinsic Motivation Theory""; ""The Search for a New Kind of Drive""; ""Play Types of Instinct and the Functional Autonomy of Motives""; ""Personality Dynamics That Moderate the Effects of Rewards""; ""Personal Causation""; ""Responsibility"" ""Self-Determination and the Effects of Extrinsic Rewards""""Beyond Self-Determination Theory""; ""Organismic Integration and Cognitive Motivation""; ""A Cognitive-Affective Account of Basic Needs""; ""Summary""; ""4 Cognitive Dissonance""; ""Introduction""; ""Some Gestalt Theory Origins""; ""Cognitive Dissonance as a Theory of Motivation""; ""Festingerâ#x80;#x99;s Basic Principles of Dissonance""; ""Induced Compliance Effects""; ""Physiological Arousal in Dissonance""; ""Dissonance as an Aversive Drive""; ""Self-Referent Modifications to Dissonance Theory"" ""Aronsonâ#x80;#x99;s Self-Consistency Theory of Cognitive Dissonance""
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