Advances in Motivation Science

Advances in Motivation Science

1st Edition - October 31, 2014

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  • Author: Andrew Elliot
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128005989
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128005125

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Elsevier are proud to introduce our brand new serial, Advances in Motivation Science. The topic of motivation has traditionally been one of the mainstays of the science of psychology. It played a major role in early dynamic and Gestalt models of the mind and it was 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; 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.

Key Features

  • Elsevier's brand new serial focusing on the field of motivation science and research
  • Provides an overview of important research programs conducted by the most respected scholars in psychology
  • Special attention on directions for future research


Researchers, librarians, and academics in motivation science and research

Table of Contents

  • 1. Parochial Cooperation in Humans: Forms and Functions of Self-Sacrifice in Intergroup Conflict Carsten K. W. De Dreu, Daniel Balliet, Nir Halevy

    2. Affective Consequences of Intentional Action Control Peter M. Gollwitzer, Torsten Martiny-Huenger, Gabriele Oettingen

    3. Terror Management Theory and Research: How the Desire for Death Transcendence Drives Our Strivings for Meaning and Significance Jeff Greenberg, Kenneth Vail, Tom Pyszczynski

    4. “Happiness” and “The Good Life” as Motives Working Together Effectively E. Tory Higgins, James F. M. Cornwell, Becca Franks

    5. Ideological Differences in Epistemic Motivation: Implications for Attitude Structure, Depth of Information Processing, Susceptibility to Persuasion, and Stereotyping John T. Jost, Margarita Krochik

    6. Neurobiological Concomitants of Motivational States Wendy Berry Mendes, Jiyoung Park

Product details

  • No. of pages: 286
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2014
  • Published: October 31, 2014
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128005989
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128005125

About the Author

Andrew Elliot

Andrew Elliot
Andrew J. Elliot is Professor of Psychology at the University of Rochester. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994. His research areas include achievement motivation, approach-avoidance motivation, the development of motivation and self-regulation, and subtle cue and context effects on psychological functioning. He has been (or currently is) an Associate Editor at Emotion, Journal of Personality, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Science, and Social and Personality Psychology Compass, and has edited two handbooks: Handbook of competence and motivation (with Carol Dweck) and Handbook of approach and avoidance motivation. He has over 170 scholarly publications, has received research grants from public and private agencies, and has been awarded multiple awards for his research contributions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Psychology, University of Rochester, NY, USA

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