Understanding Human Motivation: What Makes People Tick?

Understanding Human Motivation: What Makes People Tick?

Author(s): Donald Laming

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631219828

Online ISBN: 9780470773383

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773383

About this Book

Understanding Human Motivation is a lively presentation of how factors such as biological nature, instinct, past experience, and society determine what we do.


  • Draws on many different domains of human behavior and links together many motivational factors such as fear, sex, consciousness, and rage.
  • Illustrates the theoretical bases of motivation through real-life examples and case studies.
  • Written in accessible manner for use in courses.

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