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Motivation: Biological, Psychological, and Environmental (3rd Edition) [Hardcover]

Lambert Deckers

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Jan. 9 2009 0205610811 978-0205610815 3

Well-grounded in the history of the field, Motivation combines classic studies with current research, while promoting the idea that motivation stems from physiological states, psychological motives, and environmental incentives and goals.

 

Motivation provides an overarching organizational scheme of how motivation (the inducement of action, feelings, and thought) leads to behavior from physiological, psychological, and environmental sources. The material draws on topics that are familiar to students while maintaining a conversational tone to sustain student interest.

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Lambert Deckers is a professor of psychological science at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  He teaches courses mainly in motivation & emotion, psychology of learning, and history and systems of psychology.  Professor Deckers is a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science and has conducted research in the psychology of humor in the United States and Germany.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Into Psychology? Feb. 5 2013
By Lani K. Meyer-Grubb - Published on Amazon.com
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A must have for any psych major or anyone looking to find some motivation. Easy to read and very easy to understand.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Motivation & Emotion May 2 2012
By SJS - Published on Amazon.com
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The man who wrote this book was my professor, and how the book is written is exactly how he teaches: simple and to the point.I would recommend there being more up-to-date examples in the book to make it easier for students to grasp the concepts, but overall the book teaches exactly what it says in the title.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A surprising good read. July 13 2009
By K. Pring - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this as a college book required for a class and it turns out to be very well written, easily understood, and surprisingly easy to read. It covers all past and present theories of motivation and the final two chapters deal with emotions, because emotions are still difficult to explain even by professionals. Overall, a good buy.
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You for your quick mailing March 21 2014
By Melissa S Leach - Published on Amazon.com
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Text book was in great shape and I really appreciate the quick mailing - I needed it for the class I was in and having it made a world of difference - online textbooks just do not work for me.
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect motivation! Feb. 12 2014
By Milena - Published on Amazon.com
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Great price! I am able to return to school at a reasonable price and I LOVE it! I will be using the rental service again :-)

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