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Motivation: A Biobehavioural Approach

By: Roderick Wong

281 pages, 26 figs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jul 2000 | #109416 | ISBN: 0521567270
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Hardback | Jul 2000 | #109415 | ISBN: 0521561752
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About this book

Why do animals including humans exhibit motivated behaviours such as fear, aggression, sexual behaviour and parental care? This book provides an integrated and coherent account of motivational systems in animals and humans for students of psychology and behaviour alike.


Contents

Preface; Credits and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction and perspective; 2. Mating and reproductive activities; 3. Parental/maternal activities; 4. Feeding activities; 5. Food selection; 6. Drinking activities; 7. Stimulus seeking and exploratory activities; 8. Aversive motivation systems: fear, frustration, and aggression; 9. Social motivation: attachment and altruism; 10. Conclusion and retrospective; References; Author index; Subject index.

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