Aging and Human Motivation by Ernest FurchtgottAging and Human Motivation by Ernest Furchtgott

Aging and Human Motivation

byErnest Furchtgott

Paperback | September 17, 2011

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This book covers age-associated changes in human motivation. Starting with age decrements in energetic or biological functions, it progresses to an analysis of the psychological and sociological factors that affect the behavioral choices of healthy older people. The author emphasizes the contextual nature of human motives to examine a variety of behaviors, ranging from the traditional to the more complex.
Title:Aging and Human MotivationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:September 17, 2011Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441933115

ISBN - 13:9781441933119

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Table of Contents

1: Introduction. Why This Monograph? Motivation. Definitions of Aging Our Focus. Reprise. 2: Biological Foundations. Introduction. Cerebral Metabolism. Neurotransmitters. The Endocrines. The Immune System. Cardiovascular Functions. Conclusions. 3: Sleep and Fatigue. Sleep. Summary. Fatigue. Summary. 4: Pain and Discomfort Avoidance. Introduction. Motivational-Emotional Aspects. Perception and Measurement of Pain. Interpretation of Symptoms. Culture. Personality. Conclusions. 5: Eating and Drinking. Introduction. Eating. Drinking-Fluid Intake. Conclusions. 6: Sexuality. Introduction. Biology. Culture. Surveys. Physical Health and Psychological Wellness. Conclusions. 7: Health Behaviors. Introduction. Definitions. The Role of Motivation. Theoretical Underpinnings. Perception of Health Status. Health Care Services Utilization. Health Promotion and Preventive Health Behaviors. Conclusions. 8: Stress. Introduction. Definitions. Theories. Aging and Stress. Classifications and Measurement. Biological Effects. Psychological Effects. Conclusions. 9: Coping. Introduction. Coping Styles and Strategies. The Age Factor. Wisdom and Religion. Conclusions. 10. Ecological Studies of Stress and Coping. Introduction. Measurement. Caregiving. Summary. Bereavement. Summary. 11: The Self. Introduction. The Self and Social Motivation. Some Definitional Problems. Aging. The Temporal Factor: Past, Present, and Future Selves. Conclusions. 12: Purpose or Meaning of Life. The Construct. Modern Expositors. Relationship to Other Constructs. Empirical Studies. Conclusions. 13: Social Relationships. Introduction. Theoretical Perspectives. Theories. Isolation and Loneliness. Factors Affecting Close Contacts. Conclusions. 14: Achievement Motivation. The Construct. Some Data on Older Populations. Conclusions. 15: Leisure. Introduction. Theories. The Role of Motivation and Its Assessment. The Life Course. Some Determinants of Leisure. Adult Education. Amenity Migration. Volunteering. Conclusions. 16: Epilogue. References. Index.