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Advances in Motivation Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128141717, 9780128141724

Advances in Motivation Science, Volume 5

1st Edition

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Serial Editor: Andrew Elliot
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128141717
eBook ISBN: 9780128141724
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 17th May 2018
Page Count: 238
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Table of Contents

1. Parsing the role of mesolimbic dopamine in specific aspects of motivation: Behavioral activation, invigoration, and effort-based decision making
John Salamone
2. The allostatic brain: Prediction, affect and motivation
Karen Barrett
3. Egosystem and Ecosystem: Motivational Systems for the Self
Jenny Crocker
4. Self-Control as the Fuel for Effective Self-Regulation at Work: Antecedents, Consequences, and Boundary Conditions of Employee Self-Control
Russell Johnson
5. Self-Efficacy's Role in Unifying Self-Regulation Theories
Jeffrey B. Vancouver
6. The Effects of Variety and Novelty on Physical Activity and Healthy Nutritional Behaviors
Ben Sylvester


Advances in Motivation Science, Volume Five, is the latest release in this serial on the topic of motivation science. Users will find comprehensive chapters on a variety of topics, including The functional architecture of personality, Parsing the role of mesolimbic dopamine in specific aspects of motivation: Behavioral activation, invigoration, and effort-based decision making, The allostatic brain: Prediction, affect and motivation, the Egosystem and Ecosystem: Motivational Systems for the Self, The Role of Flow in Optimal Development, PSI Theory, Self-Efficacy's Odd Role in Unifying Self-Regulation Theories, Children's Expectancies and Values: Developmental Trajectories and Impact on Performance and Choice, amongst other topics.

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. This series brings together internationally recognized experts who focus on cutting-edge theoretical and empirical contributions in this important area of psychology.

Key Features

  • Presents a 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
  • Gives special attention to directions for future research


Articles in Advances in Motivation Science are designed to be broad in scope, providing scholars' own "intellectual story" about a program of research. The target readership includes researchers, instructors, and students (graduate and advanced undergraduate) in the myriad disciplines in which motivational issues are relevant. The Advances series will be of interest to those with theoretical and applied interests alike


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About the Serial Editor

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