1. The Science of Motivation
2. Philosophical Origins of Motivation
3. Psychological Origins of Motivation
4. Core Human Motives
8. Goal Setting
9. Goal Planning
10. Goal Striving
11. Automatic Motivation
13. Individual Differences
14. Situational Influences
15. Applying Motivation Science to Health
16. Applying Motivation Science to Wealth
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is currently an associate professor in the psychology department at Oklahoma State University. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from The University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill in 2006. His research focus is on motivation and self-regulation. His research focuses on the role of the self in motivation as well as developing new motivation measures. He has published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
, and Self and Identity
and his research has been featured in New Scientist
and the APA Monitor
Melissa Burkley is currently is an associate professor in the psychology department at Oklahoma State University. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from The University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill in 2006. Her research focus is on implicit prejudice, stigma, racism and sexism. She has published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , Journal of Experimental Social Psychology , and Social Cognition and her research has been featured in several national media outlets (e.g., The New York Times , Oprah Radio). She also writes blogs for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today . Every semester, she teaches a motivation course utilizing the techniques outlined in this text.
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