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Understanding Motivation and Emotion [Hardcover]

by Johnmarshall Reeve
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November 24, 2008 0470392231 978-0470392232 5
This book walks psychologists through the study of motivation, exploring all conditions that exist within the person and within the environment and culture that explain why we want what we want and why we do what we do. The fifth edition expands on theoretical ideas further into practical applications, especially in the areas of education, work, therapy, sports, and the home. Each chapter features a chapter box that addresses a specific concern. At the end of each chapter is a list of recommended readings for further study. Psychologists will discover a number of new ideas, including achievement goals, personal strivings, types of extrinsic motivation, implementation intentions, and more.

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  • Hardcover: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 5 edition (November 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470392231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470392232
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #415,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book! March 10, 2011
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I purchased this book for my elective class for my Master's degree as a required reading but loved it so much I am sending it to my mother to read for enjoyment purposes as well. It is not only a text book but has some great insights as to what to do to just help you change your own way of thinking and living and how to motivate yourself and others on the job and in life in general. It is easy to read, grabs your attention, and keeps you captivated. It is not like reading a text book at all. This book will stay on my shelves for a lifetime.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible November 20, 2013
Worst Text book I have ever had for a class hands down! I will be more than happy (emotion) and ten times more driven in life (motivation) once I never have to look at this book again!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended June 7, 2009
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I read a lot of psychology books. This book is fantastic. Johnmarshall Reeve has a genuine talent to explain delicate subjects elegantly -- and with humor. A very complete manual, totally worth the hefty tag price. Recommended to anyone interested in psychology -- a great read for parents too.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BORING but loaded with knowledge. April 10, 2011
By J.Lane
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I will have to admit this is one of the most boring text books I have ever read. Roughly 460 actual pages to read and I believe 1 picture, it is a dense textbook. I love psychology and motivation is an interesting topic which is why I took the course (plus it is required for my degree), my enthusiasm for the subject is why I think my review is so positive considering how dry this information presented is. Here is the truth, boring but filled with knowledge and presented in an understandable fashion. This book could easily be used in graduate level courses instead of undergraduate. My professor did make us read the whole book in a 10 week course but was honest with the information we needed to retain and know for our exams. If he hadn't done that I would have been discouraged simply because of the amount of knowledge presented. Overall one of the best text books I have ever had the privilege of reading, lol, but still boring.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read October 7, 2009
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Very good book, easy to understand and comprehend. Lots of examples and explanations of key concepts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for class October 29, 2013
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Particularly dry read. Lots of information that seems to be clearly outdated, yet still relevant due to the lack of new research in the subject. Great for Mr. Halligan's 491 class at SFSU.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Price September 10, 2013
By Hailee
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This book is good, its straightforward. An easy read for a college class, good charts and diagrams. The price through Amazon was great, as always.
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2.0 out of 5 stars missing fifty pages (not torn out) September 2, 2013
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It was otherwise a good textbook, but for some reason fifty pages are missing and not torn out. That became in issue for the corresponding class.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Completely torn
Every page is detached from the book cover. I did come on time and it was remarkably cheap. That's all.
Published 9 months ago by Teresa
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality
I bought this product for school. I liked this product, it was shipped quickly and was exactly how it was described in the description.
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I asked for.
The prescribed textbook for my course, a little staining, but a hardcover at a decent price. Thanks a lot for this.
Published 14 months ago by Shauntelle Benjamin
5.0 out of 5 stars A really excellent textbook on motivation and emotion
This is an excellent textbook that I would highly recommend to anyone. It is very well written, well organized, extremely clear and understandable, and has very helpful figures and... Read more
Published on March 26, 2012 by Arthurson
1.0 out of 5 stars Warning: Misleading description
Any potential buyers must understand that this e-textbook cannot be read on a Kindle device. It can only be read on a computer or iPad. Read more
Published on January 21, 2012 by Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Experience
This book was in better condition then expected, shipped quickly and arrived ontime. I will definitely order books from them again in the future and recommend them to friends &... Read more
Published on December 9, 2011 by High Expectations
2.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Text, Quality Control Issue
I ordered this book as it is the required text for my Psychology of Motivation & Emotion class. I ordered it through Amazon because it was almost half the price of buying it at my... Read more
Published on February 25, 2011 by Rudy
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