Geen departs from the conventional approach to human motivation--going beyond the traditional survey of biological, behavioral, and scial bases of motivation--to capture the student's attention and focus on the problems of motivations with which we live every day. Starting from the premise that most human behavior is social behavior, Geen establishes a fundamental model of the motivational process by integrating the concepts of motive, situation, and incentive within a framework of how people set goals for themselves.
Introduces motivation as a process in which the individual's needs are expressed as goals for behavior in social situations, and explains how cognitive goal-setting processes lead to voluntary goal-seeking behaviors. Surveys the traditional biological, behavioral, and social bases of motivation and focuses on problems of motivation in everyday life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)