This textbook provides a complete overview of motivation and emotion, using an overarching organizational scheme of how biological, psychological, and environmental sources become motivation—the inducement of behavior, feelings, and cognition. It combines classic studies with current research and uses numerous real-world examples to engage the student and make often-difficult theoretical concepts come to life. By understanding and applying the principles of motivation described in the text, students will not only discover insights into what motivates their own behavior but also how to instigate self-change.

Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, this fifth edition provides a major review of recent research, with over 225 new references, including expansion in the areas of goal motivation and emotion psychology. Other updated topics include new findings and interpretations on how evolution affects our preferences, how personality traits determine motivation, and how self-control depends on a cost/benefit analysis. The addition of individual chapter glossaries and an increased number of links to additional resources supplement student learning. This textbook is suitable as a primary text for courses on motivation.

chapter 01|28 pages

Introduction to Motivation and Emotion

chapter 2|36 pages

The History of Motivation and Emotion

chapter 3|34 pages

Evolutionary Antecedents of Motivation

chapter 4|38 pages

Addictions and Addictive Behaviors

chapter 6|36 pages

Behavior, Arousal, and Affective Valence

chapter 7|34 pages

Stress, Coping, and Health

chapter 8|34 pages

Psychological Needs and Motives

chapter 9|32 pages

Personality and Motivation

chapter 10|34 pages

Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation

chapter 11|34 pages

Goal Motivation

chapter 12|32 pages

Economics of Motivation

chapter 13|36 pages

Emotions and Moods

chapter 14|34 pages

Emotions as Motives