Oxford University Press
The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation, Second Edition presents a comprehensive and up-to-date exploration of the revolutionary shifts that have taken place in the field of human motivation in the 21st century. This edition showcases the latest philosophical assumptions, motivational models, and empirical evidence that have emerged, providing readers with valuable insights from top theorists and researchers in the field.
This handbook encompasses a wide range of topics, including social learning theory, control theory, self-determination theory, terror management theory, and regulatory focus theory. It also features articles from leading scholars discussing phenomena such as ego-depletion, choice, curiosity, flow, implicit motives, and personal interests. A special section dedicated to goal research delves into achievement goals, goal attainment, goal pursuit, and unconscious goals, as well as the process of goal orientation across adulthood.
In addition to theoretical advancements, the handbook offers practical applications and guidance. It includes sections on relationships and applications in various domains, such as psychotherapy, education, physical activity, sport, and work. This demonstrates the relevance and real-world implications of human motivation research, providing valuable insights for practitioners in these fields.
By compiling reviews of cutting-edge work by esteemed scholars, The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation, Second Edition serves as an invaluable resource for researchers and practitioners alike. It offers a comprehensive overview of the field, presenting the most advanced theories, models, and empirical findings. Whether one is a researcher seeking the latest developments or a practitioner looking to apply motivational principles in their work, this handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to understanding human motivation in theory and practice.