Neuroimaging Personality Social Cognition and Character

Neuroimaging Personality  Social Cognition  and Character
Author: John R Absher,Jasmin Cloutier
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2016-01-30
ISBN 10: 0128011661
ISBN 13: 9780128011669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroimaging Personality Social Cognition and Character Book Review:

Neuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition, and Character covers the science of combining brain imaging with other analytical techniques for use in understanding cognition, behavior, consciousness, memory, language, visual perception, emotional control, and other human attributes. Multidimensional brain imaging research has led to a greater understanding of character traits such as honesty, generosity, truthfulness, and foresight previously unachieved by quantitative mapping. This book summarizes the latest brain imaging research pertaining to character with structural and functional human brain imaging in both normal individuals and those with brain disease or disorder, including psychiatric disorders. By reviewing and synthesizing the latest structural and functional brain imaging research related to character, this book situates itself into the larger framework of cognitive neuroscience, psychiatric neuroimaging, related fields of research, and a wide range of academic fields, such as politics, psychology, medicine, education, law, and religion. Provides a novel innovative reference on the emerging use of neuroimaging to reveal the biological substrates of character, such as optimism, honesty, generosity, and others Features chapters from leading physicians and researchers in the field Contains full-color text that includes both an overview of multiple disciplines and a detailed review of modern neuroimaging tools as they are applied to study human character Presents an integrative volume with far-reaching implications for guiding future imaging research in the social, psychological and medical sciences, and for applying these findings to a wide range of non-clinical disciplines such as law, politics, and religion Connects brain structure and function to human character and integrates modern neuroimaging techniques and other research methods for this purpose

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology
Author: Bertram Gawronski
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2020-03
ISBN 10: 0128203722
ISBN 13: 9780128203729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology Book Review:

The Advances in Experimental Social Psychology series is the premier outlet for reviews of mature, high-impact research programs in social psychology. Contributions to the series provide defining pieces of established research programs, reviewing and integrating thematically related findings by individual scholars or research groups. Topics discussed in Volume 61 include Worldview Conflict and Prejudice, Money and Happiness, Attitude Representation, Emotion Regulation, and Social Perception. Provides one of the most cited series in the field of experimental social psychology Contains contributions of major empirical and theoretical interest Represents the best and brightest in new research, theory, and practice in social psychology

Hate Unleashed America s Cataclysmic Change

Hate Unleashed  America s Cataclysmic Change
Author: Edward W. Dunbar
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-12-01
ISBN 10: 1440858152
ISBN 13: 9781440858154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hate Unleashed America s Cataclysmic Change Book Review:

This book investigates the psychological factors that led to the election of Donald Trump and the accompanying escalation of hate violence and intolerance in the United States. It also spells out the challenge for Americans living in a time of political conservatism and unbridled hostility towards minorities, immigrants, and socially progressive individuals—and what democratic-minded people can do to take action. • Presents and examines presidential polling data and the discernible relationship to hate crime incidence data • Looks at data on victims of post-election 2016 hate incidents • Identifies the patterns in and correlations between historical violence, political differences, and voting patterns • Shows how demographic information regarding economics and poverty could have strongly predicted the 2016 election outcome

The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology
Author: Kay Deaux,Mark Snyder
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 0190870028
ISBN 13: 9780190870027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology Book Review:

The second edition of The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology beautifully captures the history, current status, and future prospects of personality and social psychology. Building on the successes and strengths of the first edition, this second edition of the Handbook combines the two fields of personality and social psychology into a single, integrated volume, offering readers a unique and generative agenda for psychology. Over their history, personality and social psychology have had varying relationships with each other-sometimes highly overlapping and intertwined, other times contrasting and competing. Edited by Kay Deaux and Mark Snyder, this Handbook is dedicated to the proposition that personality and social psychology are best viewed in conjunction with one another and that the synergy to be gained from considering links between the two fields can do much to move both areas of research forward in order to better enrich our collective understanding of human nature. Contributors to this Handbook not only offer readers fascinating examples of work that cross the boundaries of personality and social psychology, but present their work in such a way that thinks deeply about the ways in which a unified social-personality perspective can provide us with a greater understanding of the phenomena that concern psychological investigators. The chapters of this Handbook effortlessly weave together work from both disciplines, not only in areas of longstanding concern, but also in newly emerging fields of inquiry, addressing both distinctive contributions and common ground. In so doing, they offer compelling evidence for the power and the potential of an integrated approach to personality and social psychology today.

Twenty Ways to Assess Personnel

Twenty Ways to Assess Personnel
Author: Adrian Furnham
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-07
ISBN 10: 1108844685
ISBN 13: 9781108844680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twenty Ways to Assess Personnel Book Review:

We have many ways to assess people, but which method is best? Discover psychology-based methods optimized for accuracy.

The Psychology of Political Behavior in a Time of Change

The Psychology of Political Behavior in a Time of Change
Author: Jan D. Sinnott,Joan S. Rabin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 637
Release: 2020-10-23
ISBN 10: 3030382702
ISBN 13: 9783030382704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Political Behavior in a Time of Change Book Review:

This volume seeks to add a unique perspective on the complex relationship between psychology and politics, focusing on three analytical points of view: 1) psychology, politics, and complex thought, 2) bio/psycho/social factors of masculinity and power, and 3) underlying factors in political behavior. Contributors examine recent political events worldwide through a psychological lens, using interdisciplinary approaches to seek a deeper understanding of contemporary political ideas, psychologies, and behaviors. Finally, the book offers suggestions for surviving and thriving during rapid political change. Among the topics discussed: Biopsychological factors of political beliefs and behaviors Understanding political polarization through a cognitive lens Impact of psychological processes on voter decision making Motivations for believing in conspiracy theories Nonverbal cues in leadership Authoritarian responses to social change The Psychology of Political Behavior in a Time of Change is a timely and insightful volume for students and researchers in psychology, political science, gender studies, business and marketing, and sociology, as well as those working in applied settings: practitioners, government workers, NGOs, corporate organizations.

Individual and Contextual Factors in the English Language Classroom

Individual and Contextual Factors in the English Language Classroom
Author: Rahma Al-Mahrooqi,Christopher J. Denman
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2022-03-22
ISBN 10: 3030918815
ISBN 13: 9783030918811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Individual and Contextual Factors in the English Language Classroom Book Review:

This edited volume examines a number of topics related to the roles of individual and contextual factors in English as second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) settings by presenting chapters across the three sections of theoretical and pedagogical approaches, teacher and learner research, and research into the roles of technology. The book has a focus on practical actions and recommendations related to individual and contextual factors in ESL/EFL, with a specific concern with issues of cognition, metacognition, emotion, and identity, and offers perspectives from a diverse range of international education settings. For teachers of ESL/EFL, the effective recognition and integration of individual and contextual factors into the classroom may represent a significant challenge. This is often the case in those settings where native English speaking teachers work in foreign language contexts where they may have limited understanding of local cultures and languages, or where language instructors have class groups that are culturally and linguistically diverse. In these, and similar, contexts, the types and extent of individual and contextual factors impacting on language learning may challenge both learner and instructor expectations of what an effective and supportive classroom is. While such a situation offers numerous opportunities for learners and teachers to expand their knowledge of themselves and each other, it also presents the possibility for ineffective teaching and learning to occur. It is within this framework that the book presents the latest theoretical, pedagogical, and research perspectives from around the world, thereby providing a resource for all stakeholders with an interest in the roles individual and contextual factors play in the English learning process.

Unf ckology

Unf ckology
Author: Amy Alkon
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-01-23
ISBN 10: 1466892684
ISBN 13: 9781466892682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unf ckology Book Review:

Amy Alkon presents Unf*ckology, a “science-help” book that knocks the self-help genre on its unscientific ass. You can finally stop fear from being your boss and put an end to your lifelong social suckage. Have you spent your life shrinking from opportunities you were dying to seize but feel “that’s just who I am”? Well, screw that! You actually can change, and it doesn’t take exceptional intelligence or a therapist who’s looking forward to finally buying Aruba after decades of listening to you yammer on. Transforming yourself takes revolutionary science-help from Amy Alkon, who has spent the past 20 years translating cutting-edge behavioral science into highly practical advice in her award-winning syndicated column. In Unf*ckology, Alkon pulls together findings from neuroscience, behavioral science, evolutionary psychology, and clinical psychology. She explains everything in language you won’t need a psych prof on speed-dial to understand—and with the biting dark humor that made Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck such a great read. She debunks widely-accepted but scientifically unsupported notions about self-esteem, shame, willpower, and more and demonstrates that: - Thinking your way into changing (as so many therapists and self-help books advise) is the most inefficient way to go about it. - The mind is bigger than the brain, meaning that your body and your behavior are your gym for turning yourself into the new, confident you. - Fear is not just the problem; it’s also the solution. - By targeting your fears with behavior, you make changes in your brain that reshape your habitual ways of behaving and the emotions that go with them. Follow Amy Alkon's groundbreaking advice in Unf*ckology, and eventually, you’ll no longer need to act like the new you; you’ll become the new you. And how totally f*cking cool is that?

Movement Matters

Movement Matters
Author: Sheila L. Macrine,Jennifer M.B. Fugate
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN 10: 0262543486
ISBN 13: 9780262543484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movement Matters Book Review:

Experts translate the latest findings on embodied cognition from neuroscience, psychology, and cognitive science to inform teaching and learning pedagogy. Embodied cognition represents a radical shift in conceptualizing cognitive processes, in which cognition develops through mind-body environmental interaction. If this supposition is correct, then the conventional style of instruction—in which students sit at desks, passively receiving information—needs rethinking. Movement Matters considers the educational implications of an embodied account of cognition, describing the latest research applications from neuroscience, psychology, and cognitive science and demonstrating their relevance for teaching and learning pedagogy. The contributors cover a range of content areas, explaining how the principles of embodied cognition can be applied in classroom settings. After a discussion of the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of embodied cognition, contributors describe its applications in language, including the areas of handwriting, vocabulary, language development, and reading comprehension; STEM areas, emphasizing finger counting and the importance of hand and body gestures in understanding physical forces; and digital learning technologies, including games and augmented reality. Finally, they explore embodied learning in the social-emotional realm, including how emotional granularity, empathy, and mindfulness benefit classroom learning. Movement Matters introduces a new model, translational learning sciences research, for interpreting and disseminating the latest empirical findings in the burgeoning field of embodied cognition. The book provides an up-to-date, inclusive, and essential resource for those involved in educational planning, design, and pedagogical approaches. Contributors Dor Abrahamson, Martha W. Alibali, Petra A. Arndt, Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, Jo Boaler, Christiana Butera, Rachel S. Y. Chen,Charles P. Davis, Andrea Marquardt Donovan, Inge-Marie Eigsti, Virginia J. Flood, Jennifer M. B. Fugate, Arthur M. Glenberg, Ligia E. Gómez, Daniel D. Hutto, Karin H. James, Mina C. Johnson-Glenberg, Michael P. Kaschak, Markus Kiefer, Christina Krause, Sheila L. Macrine, Anne Mangen, Carmen Mayer, Amanda L. McGraw, Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz, Mitchell J. Nathan, Antti Pirhonen, Kelsey E. Schenck, Lawrence Shapiro, Anna Shvarts, Yue-Ting Siu,Sofia Tancredi, Chrystian Vieyra, Rebecca Vieyra, Candace Walkington, Christine Wilson-Mendenhall, Eiling Yee

Ethics and Neuromarketing

Ethics and Neuromarketing
Author: Andrew R. Thomas,Nicolae Alexandru Pop,Ana Maria Iorga,Cristian Ducu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2016-10-19
ISBN 10: 3319456091
ISBN 13: 9783319456096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics and Neuromarketing Book Review:

This book addresses the emerging field of neuromarketing, which, at its core, aims to better understand the impact of marketing stimuli by observing and interpreting human emotions. It includes contributions from leading researchers and practitioners, venturing beyond the tactics and strategies of neuromarketing to consider the ethical implications of applying powerful tools for data collection. The rationale behind neuromarketing is that human decision-making is not primarily a conscious process. Instead, there is increasing evidence that the willingness to buy products and services is an emotional process where the brain uses short cuts to accelerate the decision-making process. At the intersection of economics, neuroscience, consumer behavior, and cognitive psychology, neuromarketing focuses on which emotions are relevant in human decision-making, and uses this knowledge to make marketing more effective. The knowledge is applied in product design; enhancing promotions and advertising, pricing, professional services, and store design; and improving the consumer experience as a whole. The foundation for all of this activity is data gathering and analysis. Like many new processes and innovations, much of neuromarketing is operating far ahead of current governmental compliance and regulation and thus current practices are raising ethical issues. For example, facial recognition software, used to monitor and detect a wide range of micro-expressions, has been tested at several airports—under the guise of security and counterterrorism. To what extent is it acceptable to screen the entire population using these powerful and intrusive techniques without getting passengers’ consent? Citing numerous examples from the public and private sectors, the editors and contributing authors argue that while the United States has catalyzed technological advancements, European companies and governments are more progressive when it comes to defining ethical parameters and developing policies. This book details many of those efforts, and offers rational, constructive approaches to laying an ethical foundation for neuromarketing efforts.

Can You Learn to Be Lucky

Can You Learn to Be Lucky
Author: Karla Starr
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 069813981X
ISBN 13: 9780698139817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can You Learn to Be Lucky Book Review:

“I don't know when I've been so wowed by a new author” –Chip Health, co-author of The Power of Moments and Switch A talented journalist reveals the hidden patterns behind what we call "luck" -- and shows us how we can all improve outcomes despite life’s inevitable randomness. "Do you believe in luck?" is a polarizing question, one you might ask on a first date. Some of us believe that we make our own luck. Others see inequality everywhere and think that everyone’s fate is at the whim of the cosmos. Karla Starr has a third answer: unlucky, "random" outcomes have predictable effects on our behavior that often make us act in self-defeating ways without even realizing it. In this groundbreaking book, Starr traces wealth, health, and happiness back to subconscious neurological processes, blind cultural assumptions, and tiny details you're in the habit of overlooking. Each chapter reveals how we can cultivate personal strengths to overcome life’s unlucky patterns. For instance: • Everyone has free access to that magic productivity app—motivation. The problem? It isn’t evenly distributed. What lucky accidents of history explain patterns behind why certain groups of people are more motivated in some situations than others? • If you look like an underperforming employee, your resume can't override the gut-level assumptions that a potential boss will make from your LinkedIn photo. How can we make sure that someone’s first impression is favorable? • Just as people use irrelevant traits to make assumptions about your intelligence, kindness, and trustworthiness, we also make inaccurate snap judgments. How do these judgments affect our interactions, and what should we assume about others to maximize our odds of having lucky encounters? We don’t always realize when the world's invisible biases work to our advantage or recognize how much of a role we play in our own lack of luck. By ending the guessing game about how luck works, Starr allows you to improve your fortunes while expending minimal effort.

Euro Par 2021 Parallel Processing

Euro Par 2021  Parallel Processing
Author: Leonel Sousa,Nuno Roma,Pedro Tomás
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2021-08-28
ISBN 10: 3030856658
ISBN 13: 9783030856656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Euro Par 2021 Parallel Processing Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Euro-Par 2021, held in Lisbon, Portugal, in August 2021. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 38 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 136 submissions. They deal with parallel and distributed computing in general, focusing on compilers, tools and environments; performance and power modeling, prediction and evaluation; scheduling and load balancing; data management, analytics and machine learning; cluster, cloud and edge computing; theory and algorithms for parallel and distributed processing; parallel and distributed programming, interfaces, and languages; parallel numerical methods and applications; and high performance architecture and accelerators.

Creating and Sustaining a Collaborative Mentorship Team

Creating and Sustaining a Collaborative Mentorship Team
Author: Dianne M. Gut,Beth J. VanDerveer,Mary Barbara Trube,Pamela C. Beam
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1648021026
ISBN 13: 9781648021022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating and Sustaining a Collaborative Mentorship Team Book Review:

In response to changes in the workforce, scholars are calling for mentoring that is more fluid, flexible, and responsive to the needs of diverse groups of individuals, whether culturally (Kochan & Pascarelli, 2012; Kochan, Searby, George, & Mitchell Edge, 2015) or intergenerationally (Thorpe, 2012) diverse. With these changes, there are greater demands for intergenerational and intercultural collaboration and mentoring. One response to these changes is to take a more collaborative, interactive, and transformational approach to mentoring. In response, this book provides a model for collaborative mentoring, based on best-practice, grounded in theory and research, and framed by the Dynamic Model of Collaborative Mentorship. Each chapter provides a description of one of the five components of the mentoring model which are grounded in theory and include: agency, values, engagement, patterns, and roles. Individual chapters provide resources, prompts and questions to guide reflection, and suggested readings. This book is authored by four individuals who work, research, and write as a team. The book itself is the product of their mentoring research as well as their mentoring practice in action. It is current and timely, focusing on team processes which are collaborative, dynamic, reflective, and continuously developing and evolving.


Author: Andreas Elpidorou
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0190912960
ISBN 13: 9780190912963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Propelled Book Review:

"Weaving together stories from sources as wide-ranging as classical literature, social and cognitive psychology, philosophy, art, and video games, Propelled: How Boredom, Frustration, and Anticipation Lead Us to the Good Life makes a lively case for the value of discontent in our lives. It offers novel, detailed, and scientifically informed characterizations of the nature and outcomes of boredom, frustration, and anticipation. The book demonstrates why these three states should not be viewed as obstacles to our goals but as elements of the good life and explicates how they can illuminate our desires and expectations, inform us when we find ourselves stuck in unpleasant and unfulfilling situations, and motivate us to furnish our lives with meaning, interest, and value"--

A General Theory of Behaviour

A General Theory of Behaviour
Author: David F. Marks
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN 10: 1526452758
ISBN 13: 9781526452757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A General Theory of Behaviour Book Review:

Psychologists like to claim that Psychology is a science, yet, until now, the discipline has lacked any real scientific laws, has had no overarching scientific paradigm and has been blighted by poor replicability of research, all of which have dogged the discipline. Attempts to place Psychology under a single scientific umbrella, e.g. Behaviourism, Cognitivism, Biological Science, Social Science or Human Science, have all failed for a host of reasons. This unique book presents a single paradigm for all of Psychology within a framework of Natural Science. For example, it employs as a model an organising principle known in another scientific discipline for over a century, the principle of Homeostasis. Findings across the entire discipline including perception, learning, emotion, stress, addiction, well-being and consciousness are all shown to be consistent with a new paradigm based on this, and other principles drawn from natural science.

Context Sensitive Health Informatics The Role of Informatics in Global Pandemics

Context Sensitive Health Informatics  The Role of Informatics in Global Pandemics
Author: R. Marcilly,L. Dusseljee-Peute,C.E. Kuziemsky
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2021-12-03
ISBN 10: 1643682318
ISBN 13: 9781643682310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Context Sensitive Health Informatics The Role of Informatics in Global Pandemics Book Review:

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many global industries, none more so than healthcare, and has necessitated the need for health informatics innovations that can bridge time and space to provide timely care. It has also emphasized the need for a system-level informatics infrastructure to support the healthcare management of populations at a macro level, while also providing the necessary support for front line care delivery at a micro level. However, the need for change at a fast pace does not remove the need for an evidence base to support health technologies. This raises fundamental questions about how the informatics tools required can be delivered at pace without compromising the quality and safety of such tools. This book presents papers from the biennial conference on Context Sensitive Health Informatics, CSHI 2021, held as a virtual event on 15 and 16 November 2021. The theme of the 2021 conference was: The Role of Informatics in Global Pandemics, and this book includes 18 papers on a variety of topics, divided into 4 sections: health information management in the COVID-19 context; implementation of new practices and technologies in healthcare; sociotechnical analysis of task performance and workload in healthcare; and innovations in design and evaluation methods of health technologies. The book provides an overview of innovative health information systems rooted in robust scientific research on context and health information technology, and will be of interest to all those working in the field of health informatics.

What is Social and Embodied About Situated Embodied Social Cognition Current Issues and Perspectives

What is Social and Embodied About Situated Embodied Social Cognition  Current Issues and Perspectives
Author: Lionel Brunel,Nicolas Morgado,Francois Quesque,Oulmann Zerhouni,Claudia Gianelli
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-11
ISBN 10: 2889455769
ISBN 13: 9782889455768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is Social and Embodied About Situated Embodied Social Cognition Current Issues and Perspectives Book Review:

Social Psychology

Social Psychology
Author: Catherine A. Sanderson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2009-12-02
ISBN 10: 0471250260
ISBN 13: 9780471250265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Psychology Book Review:

Psychologists have been searching for a reference that unifies the disparate topics of social psychology around a central theme. Social Psychology follows that approach as it presents the most fundamental concepts in the field. It touches on all of the major concepts researchers are currently addressing but is firmly grounded in the basic social psychological theories and principles. A single chapter is included on the impact of culture in psychology, focusing on how the findings and theories might differ in different cultures. Psychologists will benefit from two research studies in each chapter that provide a real world perspective of the material.

Handbook of Social Psychology Volume 2

Handbook of Social Psychology  Volume 2
Author: Susan T. Fiske,Daniel T. Gilbert,Gardner Lindzey
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2010-02-15
ISBN 10: 0470137495
ISBN 13: 9780470137499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Social Psychology Volume 2 Book Review:

The classic Handbook of Social Psychology has been the standard professional reference for the field of social psychology for many years. Now available in a new edition, Volume 2 of this internationally acclaimed work brings readers up to date with new chapters on social neuroscience, mind perception, morality, and social stratification. The editors have structured Volume 2 in a way that highlights the many levels of analysis used by contemporary psychologists. All academics, graduate students, and professional social psychologists will want to own a copy of this landmark work.

Advances in Motivation Science

Advances in Motivation Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN 10: 0128121742
ISBN 13: 9780128121740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Motivation Science Book Review:

Advances in Motivation Science, Volume Four, is the latest in Elsevier's brand new serial on the topic of motivation science. It is a timely serial on an area of study that has not only been a mainstay of the science of psychology, but also a major influence in early dynamic and Gestalt models of the mind and fundamental to behaviorist theories of learning and action. The advent of the cognitive revolution in the 1960 and 70s eclipsed the emphasis on motivation to a large extent, but in the past two decades motivation has returned en force. Today, motivational analyses of affect, cognition, and behavior are ubiquitous across psychological literatures and disciplines. In essence, motivation is not just a “hot topic on the contemporary scene, but is firmly entrenched as a foundational issue in scientific psychology. This volume brings together internationally recognized experts who focus on cutting-edge theoretical and empirical contributions in this important area of psychology. Presents a brand new serial on the field of motivation science and research Provides a timely overview of important research programs conducted by the most respected scholars in psychology Gives special attention to directions for future research