Self and Motivation: Emerging Psychological Perspectives
Strong on theory and empirical work, Self and Motivation showcases cutting-edge research that asks a variety of intriguing questions: Can goals be activated outside our awareness? How do interpersonal dynamics affect the self? How do we maintain a distinctive identity in a group context? Is too much choice or self-determination "bad"? How does self-esteem and morality influence the self?
Here leading scholars discuss the importance of motivation, emotion, and physiological arousal in self-related processes; explore the role of awareness in goal-driven behavior; and describe the interactive influence of social context on the self and the self on social context. A formal integrated model of self-regulation is also proposed.
Up-to-date, informative, and engaging, Self and Motivation challenges readers to consider new approaches in studying and thinking about motivation and self.