Motivation and Emotion Evolutionary, Physiological, Cognitive, and Social Influences

by David C. Edwards

Part of the Advanced Psychology Text Series Series

Motivation and Emotion Evolutionary, Physiological, Cognitive, and Social Influences Synopsis

I think this author does a very good job of covering the material. The writing style is consistently clear and direct and interesting. Research findings are clearly presented and clearly explained.' - Ronald R Ulm, Salisbury State Universit How does culture affect our eating? Is love `natural' to humans? Is anger always at the root of aggressive behaviours? Aimed at unravelling the mysteries of human motivation and emotion, the author of this book explores the evolutionary, physiological, social and cognitive factors that shape motivational behaviour from anger to sex to work and play. David C Edwards provides the best of contemporary findings and summarizes how past research contributes to current thought. Within each topically organized chapter, which all begin with a concise overview statement and end with a personal summary, the author highlights material of special importance and concludes major sections with a summary. Each chapter also ends with a set of questions that will help student readers.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780761908326
Publication date: 1st December 1998
Author: David C. Edwards
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 488 pages
Categories: Experimental psychology, Cognition & cognitive psychology,

About David C. Edwards

David Edwards is University Counsellor at University of Sheffield, and a psychodynamic psychotherapist for Derbyshire Dales Community Mental Health Service.

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