Advances in Motivation Science, Volume 2 by Andrew J Elliot

By Andrew J Elliot

Advances in Motivation Science, Elsevier's new serial, makes a speciality of the methods motivation has often been one of many mainstays of the technology of psychology, not just enjoying a tremendous function within the early dynamic and Gestalt versions of the brain, but additionally taking part in an indispensable and primary a part of the behaviorist theories of studying and motion.

The cognitive revolution within the 1960 and 70's eclipsed the emphasis on motivation to a wide quantity, however it has back in complete strength prompting this new serial on a “hot subject” of the modern scene that's, once more, firmly entrenched as a foundational factor in medical psychology.

This quantity brings jointly across the world famous specialists who concentrate on state-of-the-art theoretical and empirical contributions on the subject of this crucial quarter of psychology.

  • Focuses at the methods motivation has generally been one of many mainstays of the technological know-how of psychology
  • Inclusive textual content for a number of pursuits, together with motivation, psychology, self-regulation, strivings, wishes, and motives
  • Presents a “hot subject” that's, once more, firmly entrenched as a foundational factor in clinical psychology
  • Provides an summary of vital study courses carried out by way of the main revered students in psychology
  • Includes precise recognition on instructions for destiny research

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While a strong maintenance of goals helps concentrating on relevant information and suppressing irrelevant information, it increases the probability that this renders a cognitive system too inflexible and insensitive to alternative possibilities and reasons to give up ineffective action plans. In turn, focusing on flexibility facilitates switching between alternative possibilities and actions but increases the possibility of distraction and dysfunctional cross talk between cognitive representations.

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This means that interventions that are affecting the current dopamine level are likely to have different implications for individuals with low versus high baseline levels, and there is indeed evidence that many dopamine-targeting interventions tend to “overdose” people with high dopamine levels. For instance, while positive mood is commonly assumed to improve creativity (for a review, see Baas, De Dreu, & Nijstad, 2008), this effect seems to be limited to individuals with low striatal dopamine levels (Akbari Chermahini & Hommel, 2012a).

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