Series: Advances in Motivation Science

Elsevier is proud to launch our new serial, Advances in Motivation Science. Motivation research continues to be integral to the scientific study of psychology. Advances in Motivation Science provides an overview of key research programs conducted by highly respected scholars working in this area. As such, it is the essential resource for literature reviews of influential work being conducted in the field. Contributions are from internationally recognized experts focusing on cutting edge theoretical and empirical contributions, with special attention on directions for future research.

About the Editors: Andrew Elliot, University of Rochester, USA.

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Book Series: Advances in Motivation Science

Most recent volume


Volume 5. Advances in Motivation Science

Published: 17th May 2018 Serial Editor: Andrew Elliot

Advances in Motivation Science, Volume Five, is the latest release in Elsevier's brand new 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.

Additional volumes


Volume 4. Advances in Motivation Science

Published: 2nd June 2017 Serial Editor: Andrew Elliot

Volume 3. Advances in Motivation Science

Published: 30th March 2016 Serial Editor: Andrew Elliot

Volume 2. Advances in Motivation Science

Published: 17th August 2015 Serial Editor: Andrew Elliot

Volume 1. Advances in Motivation Science

Published: 31st October 2014 Author: Andrew Elliot