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Human Motivation: A Social Psychological Approach (Psychology)

Human Motivation: A Social Psychological Approach (Psychology)
Author: Russell G. Geen
ISBN 13: 9780534238506
ISBN 10: 534238505
Edition: 1
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication Date: 1994-08-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
List Price: $269.95

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)