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Motivation and action

Author: Jutta Heckhausen
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008.
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Motivation and Action gives an in-depth overview of the diverse lines of research in motivational psychology.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jutta Heckhausen
ISBN: 9780521852593 0521852595
OCLC Number: 717046946
Description: 508 p
Contents: 1. Motivation and action: introduction and overview J. Heckhausen and H. Heckhausen; 2. Historical trends in motivation research H. Heckhausen; 3. Trait theories of motivation D. Scheffer and H. Heckhausen; 4. Situational determinants of behavior J. Beckmann and H. Heckhausen; 5. Motivation as a function of expectancy and incentive J. Beckmann and H. Heckhausen; 6. Achievement motivation J. C. Brunstein and H. Heckhausen; 7. Social bonding: affiliation motivation and intimacy motivation K. Sokolowski and H. Heckhausen; 8. Power motivation H.-D. Schmalt and H. Heckhausen; 9. Implicit and explicit motives J. C. Brunstein; 10. Biopsychological aspects of motivation O. C. Schultheiss and M. M. Wirth; 11. Motivation and volition in the course of action A. Achtziger and P. M. Gollwitzer; 12. Individual differences in self-regulation J. Kuhl; 13. Intrinsic motivation and flow F. Rheinberg; 14. Causal attribution of behavior and achievement J. Stiensmeier-Pelster and H. Heckhausen; 15. Motivation and development J. Heckhausen and H. Heckhausen.
Responsibility: ed. by Jutta Heckhausen, Heinz Heckhausen.


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