Designed for educators, researchers, practitioners, or anyone interested in maximizing human potential, Motivation for Learning and Performance outlines 50 key motivation principles based on the latest scientific evidence from the disciplines of psychology, education, business, athletics, and neurology. Using a highly applied and conversational style, the book is designed to inform the reader about how to diagnosis, analyze, and mediate learning and performance challenges influenced by motivation.
The book features chapters on the biopsychology of motivation, how motivation changes across the lifespan, and the important influence of culture on motivated behavior. Three chapters are devoted to practical strategies and the implementation of motivational change. Special sections are included on enhancing motivation at work, in the classroom, in competitive environments, and during online education.
Hoffman employs the innovative approach of using his interviews with "real" people including many notable personalities across diverse cultures and disciplines to illustrate motivated behavior. For example, readers will learn what motivated the colossal investment fraud masterminded by Bernie Madoff, the intimate thoughts of former NFL superstar Nick Lowery when he missed a field goal, and the joys and tribulations of Emmy-nominated "Curb your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines.
The book provides a practical, applied, and multi-disciplinary resource for anyone interested in motivation and performance, but especially for university students at the graduate or undergraduate level studying education, psychology, business, leadership, hospitality, sports management, or military science. Additionally, the writing style and eclectic nature of the text will appeal to readers of non-fiction who can use the book to gain self-awareness to enhance performance of themselves or others.
- Considers motivation for both learning and performance
- Identifies 50 foundational principles relating to motivation
- Provides research evidence supporting the foundational principles
- Includes interviews from famous individuals, identifying what motivated them and why
- Includes research from psychology, education, neuroscience, business, and sports
Table of Contents
Part I The Framework of Human Motivatin 1. Underpinnings: Five foundational doctrines of motivational science 2. Contentious Issues: How evidence refutes motivational misconceptions 3. The Biopsychology of Motivation: Using evidence from neurology and endocrinology to understand motivated behavior 4. Ch, Ch, Changes: The developmental trajectory of motivation 5. A Rose by Any Other Name: The influence of culture on motivated behavior
Part II - The Powerful Role of Individual Differences and Self-Beliefs 6. You Say To-may-toe, I Say To-mah-toe: Individual differences in motives guide focus and effort 7. Mount Rushmore: Bedrock theories of applied motivation 8. Can I See the Real Me?: The powerful influence of self-beliefs on motivated behavior 9. No Place to Hide: Motivation and emotion
Part III - Mediation and Implementation Strategies to Promote Optimal Learning and Performance 10. Ready, Aim, Fire…Repeat?: Self-regulation strategies to improve adaptive motivation 11. Location, Location, Location: Creating and implementing context-specific interventions 12. The Transformers: Overcoming resistance to motivational change