Advances in Motivation Science

Advances in Motivation Science

1st Edition - April 25, 2022

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  • Editor: Andrew Elliot
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323990868
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323990875

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Advances in Motivation Science, Volume Nine, the latest release in Elsevier's serial on the topic of motivation science, contains interesting articles that cover topics such as The Relentless Pursuit of Acceptance and Belonging, Reward uncertainty and the aversion-attraction dilemma, Neurobiological Mechanisms of Selectivity in Motivated Memory, Accounting for long-term motivation and sustained motivated learning, Interest: A Unique Affective and Cognitive Motivational Variable That Develops, and Neural systems for aversively motivated behavior, Neural systems for aversively motivated behavior, and more.

Key Features

  • Presents new research in 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


Researchers, instructors, and students (graduate and advanced undergraduate) in the myriad disciplines in which motivational issues are relevant

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • List of Contributors
  • Chapter One: Reward uncertainty and the aversion-attraction dilemma
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Uncertainty as a source of aversion
  • 3: Some problems with frustration theory
  • 4: Uncertainty as a source of attraction
  • 5: Some problems with incentive salience theory
  • 6: Incentive hope: Resolving the dilemma and important problems
  • 7: Conclusion and future directions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter Two: Neural systems for aversively motivated behavior
  • Abstract
  • 1: Neural systems underlying responses to aversive stimuli: Passive and active defensive behaviors
  • 2: Perceived control alters aversively motivated behavior via medial prefrontal modulation
  • 3: Maintenance of avoidance responses and excessive avoidance
  • 4: Conclusions
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter Three: Neurobiological mechanisms of selectivity in motivated memory
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: The monetary incentive encoding (MIE) vs value directed remembering (VDR) paradigms
  • 3: Intentional vs incidental motivated memory
  • 4: Effects of reward anticipation vs outcome on motivated memory
  • 5: Effects of reward motivation on memory vs decision processes
  • 6: Retrieval-based and retroactive effects of motivation on memory
  • 7: Effects of varying motivational incentive manipulations
  • 8: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Four: Accounting for long-term motivation and sustained motivated learning: Motivational currents, self-concordant vision, and persistence in language learning
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Motivation and time
  • 3: The unique trajectory of research on motivation to learn a second language (L2)
  • 4: Possible L2 selves, language learning vision, and the L2 motivational self-system
  • 5: Directed motivational currents (DMCs)
  • 6: A framework for long-term motivation
  • 7: Theoretical implications and conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Five: The relentless pursuit of acceptance and belonging
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: The motive for acceptance and belonging
  • 3: The far-reaching impact of acceptance and belonging motivation on human behavior
  • 4: Immediate reactions to thwarted acceptance and belonging
  • 5: Responses to threats to acceptance and belonging
  • 6: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Six: Interest: A unique affective and cognitive motivational variable that develops
  • Abstract
  • 1: The origins of the four-phase model: A historical review
  • 2: Overview and update of the four-phase model of interest development
  • 3: Confirmation and continued development of the four-phase model
  • 4: Neuroscientific basis of the model
  • 5: Approaches to studying interest
  • 6: Interest and its relation to goals, self-efficacy, and self-regulation
  • 7: Concluding thoughts
  • Acknowledgments
  • References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 248
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: April 25, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323990868
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323990875

About the 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.

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Professor of Psychology, University of Rochester, NY, USA

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