The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation

Paperback | January 14, 2014

EditorRichard M. Ryan

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Motivation is that which moves us to action. Human motivation is thus a complex issue, as people are moved to action by both their evolved natures and by myriad familial, social and cultural influences. The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation collects the top theorists and researchers of humanmotivation into a single volume, capturing the current state-of-the-art in this fast developing field. The book includes theoretical overviews from some of the best-known thinkers in this area, including chapters on Social Learning Theory, Control Theory, Self-determination theory, Terror Managementtheory, and the Promotion and Prevention perspective. Topical chapters appear on phenomena such as ego-depletion, flow, curiosity, implicit motives, and personal interests. A section specifically highlights goal research, including chapters on goal regulation, achievement goals, the dynamics of choice, unconscious goals and process versus outcomefocus. Still other chapters focus on evolutionary and biological underpinnings of motivation, including chapters on cardiovascular dynamics, mood, and neuropsychology. Finally, chapters bring motivation down to earth in reviewing its impact within relationships, and in applied areas such aspsychotherapy, work, education, sport, and physical activity.By providing reviews of the most advanced work by the very best scholars in this field, The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation represents an invaluable resource for both researchers and practitioners, as well as any student of human nature.

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Motivation is that which moves us to action. Human motivation is thus a complex issue, as people are moved to action by both their evolved natures and by myriad familial, social and cultural influences. The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation collects the top theorists and researchers of humanmotivation into a single volume, capturing ...

Richard M. Ryan, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Education at the University of Rochester.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:January 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Introduction1. Richard M. Ryan: Motivation and the Organization of Human Behavior: Three Reasons for the Reemergence of a FieldPart Two: General Theories of Human Motivation2. Dale H. Schunk and Ellen L. Usher: Social Cognitive Theory and Motivation3. Charles S. Carver and Michael F. Scheier: Cybernetic Control Processes and the Self-Regulation of Behavior4. Pelin Kesebir and Thomas Pyszczynski: The Role of Death in Life: Existential Aspects of Human Motivation5. Abigail A. Scholer and E. Tory Higgins: Too Much of a Good Thing? Trade-offs in Promotion and Prevention Focus6. Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan: Motivation, Personality, and Development within Embedded Social Contexts: An Overview of Self-Determination TheoryPart Three: Motivational Processes7. Mark Muraven: Ego-Depletion: Theory and Evidence8. Susan A. Jackson: Flow9. Todd M. Thrash, Laura A. Maruskin, and Chris C. Martin: Implicit-Explicit Motivation Congruence10. Paul J. Silvia: Curiosity and Motivation11. K. Ann Renninger and Stephanie Su: Interest and Its DevelopmentPart Four: Goals and Motivation12. Kou Murayama, Andrew J. Elliot, and Ron Friedman: Achievement Goals13. Peter M. Gollwitzer and Gabriele Oettingen: Goal Pursuit14. Henk Aarts and Ruud Custers: Unconscious Goal Pursuit: Non-Conscious Goal Regulation and Motivation15. Erika A. Patall: The Motivational Complexity of Choosing: A Review of Theory and Research16. Alexandra M. Freund, Marie Hennecke, and Maida Mustafi: On Gains and Losses, Means and Ends: Goal Orientation and Goal Focus across AdulthoodPart Five: Motivation in Relationships17. Constantine Sedikides and Mark D. Alicke: Self-Enhancement and Self-Protection Motives18. Tomi-Ann Roberts and Patricia L. Waters: The Gendered Body Project: Motivational Components of Objectification Theory19. Eva M. Pomerantz, Cecilia Sin Sze Cheung, and Lili Qin: Relatedness between Children and Parents: Implications for Motivation20. Shelly L. Gable and Thery Prok: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Approaching the Promises of Close RelationshipsPart Six: Evolutionary and Biological Perspectives21. Johnmarshall Reeve and Woogul Lee: Neuroscience and Human Motivation22. Larry C. Bernard: Evolved Individual Differences in Human Motivation23. Robert E. Thayer: Moods of Energy and Tension that Motivate24. Guido H. E. Gendolla, Rex A. Wright, and Michael Richter: Effort Intensity: Some Insights from the Cardiovascular SystemPart Seven: Motivation in Application25. Martin Gross Holtforth and Johannes Michalak: Motivation in Psychotherapy26. Allan Wigfield, Jenna Cambria, and Jacquelynne S. Eccles: Motivation in Education27. Martin S. Hagger: Advances in Motivation in Exercise and Physical Activity28. Adam M. Grant and Jihae Shin: Work Motivation: Directing, Energizing, and Maintaining Effort (and Research)29. Maureen Weiss, Anthony J. Ambrose, and Lindsay E. Kipp: Youth Motivation and Participation in Sport and Physical Activity30. Richard M. Ryan and Nicole Legate: Through a Fly's Eye: Multiple Yet Overlapping Perspectives on Future Directions for Human Motivation Research