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Human motivation and emotion
Human motivation and emotion by Ross Buck 0471115703 9780471115700
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Human motivation and emotion by Ross Buck

This revision of the successful text draws on the latest research in all areas of the field, including biology and biochemistry, neurology, psychology, and sociology. Presenting the concepts of ``motivation and ``emotion as related aspects of the same general phenomena, it examines the basic biological and physiological systems underlying motivational and emotional responses, emphasizing how these interact with cognitive and other ``higher order processes. This background is applied to a series of specific types of motives and behavior patterns, such as aggression, sexuality, emotional expression, and competence. Goes on to examine the interaction between cognitive and physiological factors, leading to a discussion of the central theme of the book: that increasingly complex social influences have, in the course of human evolution, liberated most human behavior from direct biological/physiological control. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes coverage of studies on the human brain via radioactive elements, a section on the facial feedback hypothesis, and an expanded treatment of the implications of right-versus-left hemisphere research. Also provides a critical review of psychosurgery and physiological control, including a discussion of the CIAs involvement in this area, an examination of the effect of erotic films on aggressive behavior, and much more.

Author: Ross Buck

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 529

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 1976-01-01

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