Motivation and Action

Editors: Heckhausen, Jutta (Ed.)

  • Comprehensive coverage of history and up-to-date theories and empirical study of motivation
  • Covers international research on motivation, including European approaches 
  • Focuses on human motivation, including biological and higher-order processes involved 
  • Indispensable reference for researchers 
  • Chapters highly accessible for students at upper-division undergraduate and graduate level 
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About this Textbook

This third edition provides translations of all chapters of the most recent fifth German edition of Motivation and Action, including several entirely new chapters. It provides comprehensive coverage of the history of motivation, and introduces up-to-date theories and new research findings. Early sections provide a broad introduction to, and deep understanding of, the field of motivation psychology, mapping out different perspectives and research traditions. Subsequent chapters examine major themes of human motivation, including achievement, affiliation, and power motivation as well as the fundamentals of motivation psychology, such as motivated and goal oriented behaviors, implicit and explicit motives, and the regulation of development. In addition, the book discusses the roles of motivation in three practical fields: school and college, the workplace, and sports.  Topics featured in this text include: 

  • Social Relationships and its effects on sexual or intimacy motivation. 
  • Conscious and unconscious motivators of behavior.
  • Drives and incentives in the fields of achievement, intimacy, sociability and power.
  • How the biochemistry and structures of our brain shapes motivated behavior.
  • How to engage in intentional goal-directed behavior.
  • The potential and limits of motivation and self-direction in shaping our lives.
Motivation and Action, Third Edition, is a must-have resource for undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in the fields of motivation psychology, cognitive psychology, and social psychology, as well as personality psychology and agency. 
About the Editor: Jutta Heckhausen is the daughter of Heinz Heckhausen, who published "Motivation and Action” as a monograph in 1980 and who died in 1988 just before the 2nd edition came out. Dr. Heckhausen received her Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow with a dissertation about early mother-child interaction, and did her Habilitation in 1996 at the Free University of Berlin with a monograph about developmental regulation in adulthood. Dr. Heckhausen worked for many years at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, conducting research about the role of motivation in lifespan development. She is currently a professor of psychology at the University of California, Irvine. 

About the authors

Jutta Heckhausen, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Psychology & Social Behavior at the University of California - Irvine. Her areas of interest are: life-span developmental psychology, motivational psychology, control behavior, psychological influences on health, and developmental regulation across the life-span. Her ongoing research addresses the role of the individual as an active agent in major life-course transitions and when confronted with challenging life events. Dr. Heckhausen has published articles in The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture, the International Journal of Behavioral Development, Psychology and Health, Ageing and Society, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Psychological Review, and The Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. She is the author of the monograph Developmental Regulation in Adulthood and the editor of several books: Motivation and Self-Regulation Across the Life-Span, Motivational Psychology of Human Development, Motivation and Handeln, and Motivation and Action. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Motivation and Action
Editors
  • Jutta Heckhausen
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65094-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65094-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65093-7
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
X, 932
Number of Illustrations and Tables
154 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
The 2nd Edition was published in 2010 by Cambridge University Press. The 1st Edition was published in 1991 by Springer-Verlag.
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