Advances In Motivation Science by Elliot

Advances In Motivation Science

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Hardcover | August 18, 2015

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Advances in Motivation Science, Elsevier's new serial, focuses on the ways motivation has traditionally been one of the mainstays of the science of psychology, not only playing a major role in the early dynamic and Gestalt models of the mind, but also playing an integral and fundamental part of the behaviorist theories of learning and action.

The cognitive revolution in the 1960 and 70's eclipsed the emphasis on motivation to a large extent, but it has returned in full force prompting this new serial on a hot topic of the contemporary scene that is, once again, firmly entrenched as a foundational issue in scientific psychology.

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



  • Focuses on the ways motivation has traditionally been one of the mainstays of the science of psychology
  • Inclusive text for a variety of interests, including motivation, psychology, self-regulation, strivings, needs, and motives
  • Presents a hot topic that is, once again, firmly entrenched as a foundational issue in scientific psychology
  • Provides an overview of important research programs conducted by the most respected scholars in psychology
  • Includes special attention on directions for future research

About The Author

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 fun...
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Title:Advances In Motivation ScienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 18, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128022701

ISBN - 13:9780128022702

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Table of Contents

1.Balancing Rewards and Cost in Relationships: An Approach Avoidance Motivational Perspective
Shelly L. Gable
2.Between Persistence and Flexibility: The Yin And Yang of Action Control
Bernhard Hommel
3.The Architecture of Goal-Systems: Multifinality, Equifinality and Counterfinality in Means End Relations
Arie W. Kruglanski, Marina Chernikova, Maxim Babush and Michelle Dugas
4.Breaking the Rules: A Historical Overview of Goal Setting Theory
Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham
5.The Big-Fish-Little Pond Effect, Competence Self-Perceptions, and Relativity: Substantive Advances and Methodological Innovation
Herbert W. Marsh and Marjorie Seaton
6.On the Panculturality of Self-Enhancement and Self-Protection Motivation: The Case for the Universality of Self-Esteem
Constantine Sedikides, Lowell Gaertner and Huajian Cai