Handbook of Motivation Science

Handbook of Motivation Science

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Integrating significant advances in motivation science that have occurred over the last two decades, this volume thoroughly examines the ways in which motivation interacts with social, developmental, and emotional processes, as well as personality more generally. The Handbook comprises 39 clearly written chapters from leaders in the field. Cutting-edge theory and research is presented on core psychological motives, such as the need for esteem, security, consistency, and achievement; motivational systems that arise to address these fundamental needs; the process and consequences of goal pursuit, including the role of individual differences and contextual moderators; and implications for personal well-being and interpersonal and intergroup relations.Although a lack of self-enhancement might sometimes be due to modesty pressures (Kurman, 2001), evidence is quite ... cultures) as opportunities to increase their self-esteem, Japanese do not (Kitayama, Markus, Matsumoto, aamp; Norasakkunkit, 1997). ... average; Heine aamp; Lehman, 1997), and they may show ingroup criticism (Snibbe, Kitayama, Markus, aamp; Suzuki, 2003). ... These differences between self-enhancement and self-serving biases on the one hand, and face maintenance viaanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Motivation Science
Author:James Y. Shah, Wendi L. Gardner
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2013-12-09


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