Motivation: Psychology, Strategies and Impact on Performance


Ronald Morisson (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000

The study of motivation has been experiencing a renaissance of research activity recently. This book discusses the psychology, strategies and impact on performance of motivation. Some of the topics included in this book are testing motivational processes in commercial weight-loss program users; the relationship between internal marketing, motivation and satisfaction at work; the effects of gender differences on motivation to learn English; the influence of strategies and motivation on achievement; and person-centered approaches as a part of the humanistic paradigm for motivation in sport settings. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Emotional Influences on Attention and Memory: Attention Affects Retention
Michael Blank and Chad J. Marsolek (University of Minnesota, USA)

Chapter 2. Individual Differences in Human Motivation Predict Social Well-Being
Larry C. Bernard (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Chapter 3. African American High School Students‘ Motivational, Behavioral and Literacy Strategies across Content Areas
SuHua Huang, Ph.D., Tiffany A. Stewart, Ph.D. and Jeff Blacklock, Ed.D. (The West Distinguished Professor, Midwestern State University, West College of Education, Wichita Falls, TX, USA)

Chapter 4. Academic Help Seeking Research: Exploring Future Directions
Philip M. Reeves (The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA)

Chapter 5. Implicit Motives of Elite Athletes, Sport Students and Non-Sport Students: Power, Affiliation and Achievement
Mirko Wegner, Vanda Sieber and Julia Schüler (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Chapter 6. Testing Motivational Processes in Commercial Weight-Loss Program Users: Is There a ‘Spill-Over’ Effect on Weight-Control Behaviors?
Philip M. Wilson, Ph.D., Diane E. Mack, Ph.D. and Chris M. Blanchard, Ph.D. (Behavioral Health Sciences Research Lab, Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Birock University)

Chapter 7. The Relationship between Internal Marketing, Motivation and Satisfaction at Work
Fernanda Vital and Helena Alves (Centro Hospitalar do MédioTejo, University of Beira Interior)

Chapter 8. The Effects of Gender Differences on Motivation to Learn English in Regard to Chinese EFL Learners
Ruth Wong (The Hong Kong Institute of Education)

Chapter 9. Influence of Strategies and Motivation on Achievement
Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Rhonda G. Craven and Gurvinder Kaur (Australian Catholic University, Strathfield NSW, Australia)

Chapter 10. Farmers‘ Motivations to Engage in Sustainable Farming under a Local Market Strategy: A Case Study from a Local Farmers Market in Higashiosaka City, Japan
Misa Aoki (Faculty of Human Life and Environment, Nara Women’s University)

Chapter 11. Person-Centered Approach As a Part of the Humanistic Paradigm for Motivation in Sport Settings: A Review
Asterios Patsiaouras and Garyfallos Anagnostou (University of Thessaly / D.P.E.S.S., Trikala, Greece, and Frederick University, Cyprus)

Chapter 12. Motivation-Value Sphere and Control Locus of Senior Adolescents
I. I. Vartanova (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)


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