Description : With its signature focus on evolutionary psychology, MOTIVATION: THEORY, RESEARCH AND APPLICATION, 6E reflects the latest developments from the field in its thorough coverage of the biological, behavioral, and cognitive explanations for human motivation. The book clearly presents the advantages and drawbacks to each of these explanations, allowing students to draw their own conclusions. Relevant and timely, the text helps readers understand the processes that activate their behavior by drawing examples from topics that interest students, including sleep, stress, eating disorders, helping behavior, emotion, and more. Extremely student friendly, the text includes numerous study aids to maximize learner success, while vivid graphic illustrations offer additional insight into key concepts. In addition, its unique thematic approach gives instructors ultimate flexibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Considered by many to be the most balanced and unbiased presentation of motivation currently available, Petri's new edition continues to cover the biological, behavioral, and cognitive explanations for human motivation. The advantages and drawbacks to each of these explanations are also presented, allowing students to draw their own conclusions. Contemporary topics such as sexual behavior, agression, eating disorders, obesity, hedonism, achievement, and actualization capture and keep students' interest.
Description : Facts101 is your complete guide to Motivation, Theory, Research, and Application. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Description : With a new evolutionary theme, Petri's book covers the biological, behavioral, and cognitive explanations for human motivation. The advantages and drawbacks to each of these explanations are presented, allowing students to draw their own conclusions. Students want to know why they behave the way they do. To help students understand the processes that activate their behavior, Petri uses examples drawn from such contemporary topics as sexual behavior, aggression, eating disorders, and obesity to capture and keep students interested. To help students master and retain the information covered, this edition builds upon the text's simple and direct language with expanded pedagogy including preview questions at the beginning of every chapter, end of chapter summaries, key terms, Web links, and suggestions for further reading.
Description : The primary objectives of Motivation in Education: Theory, Research, and Application, third edition, are: to present major motivational theories, principles, and research findings in sufficient detail to help students understand the complexity of motivational processes and to provide examples of motivational concepts and principles applied to educational settings Although different perspectives on motivation are presented, the text emphasizes the role of personal cognitions and beliefs during teaching and learning. This focus is consistent with the view that learners are active, constructive participants in the learning process; consequently, the text highlights how motivation is situated, facilitated, and constrained by various classroom and contextual factors. Following an introductory chapter that defines and exemplifies motivation and discusses motivation research, how motivation relates to learning, and historical views of motivation, the next six chapters discuss theoretical and conceptual perspectives that stress the role of personal cognitions, beliefs, affects and values in motivation: expectancy-value theory, attribution theory, social cognitive theory, goal theory, interest and affect, and intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. The remaining three chapters focus on various contextual factors in promoting motivation: sociocultural influences, teacher influences, and classroom and school influences. By blending theory, research, and applications throughout, the text provides instructors and students with a unified view of the role of motivation in education.
Description : Informing readers about major motivational theories and related research, this thought-provoking book includes an overview of metatheoretical perspectives, expectancy and efficacy beliefs, attribution theory, social congnitive theory, goal theory, intrinsic motivation, values and affect, and social-conceptual influences such as schools, classrooms, and families. Offering intensive conceptual details of different theories, it describes and applies the most recent advances in motivation theory and research to a classroom context. Sketches metaphorical and metatheoretical approach to motivation, providing a way to organzie theories of motivation at a conceptual level. Strongly emphasizes expectancies and efficacy central constructs in motivation. For educators.
Description : This volume focuses on the role of motivational processes – such as goals, attributions, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, self-concept, self-esteem, social comparisons, emotions, values, and self-evaluations– in self-regulated learning. It provides theoretical and empirical evidence demonstrating the role of motivation in self-regulated learning, and discusses detailed applications of the principles of motivation and self-regulation in educational contexts. Each chapter includes a description of the motivational variables, the theoretical rationale for their importance, research evidence to support their role in self-regulation, suggestions for ways to incorporate motivational variables into learning contexts to foster self-regulatory skill development, and achievement outcomes.
Description : Facts101 is your complete guide to Motivation in Education, Theory, Research, and Application. In this book, you will learn topics such as Attribution Theory, Social Cognitive Theory, Goals and Goal Orientations, and Interest and Affect plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.