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An engaging approach that makes motivation science accessible and relevant
Revel Motivation Science presents classic and contemporary approaches to the study of motivation in a way that is fun, dynamic, and relevant to students’ lives. Combining insights from psychology, education, health, business, and sports, authors Edward and Melissa Burkley emphasize the influences of cognitive, emotional, social, and biological processes upon motivation. Using simple, engaging language, real-world examples, and compelling pedagogical features, the text helps students see how they can apply concepts from the field to achieve their own life goals.
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· Integrated within the narrative, interactives empower students to engage with concepts and take an active role in learning. Revel's unique presentation of media as an intrinsic part of course content brings the hallmark features of Pearson's bestselling titles to life. Revel's media interactives have been designed to be completed quickly, so students stay focused and on task.
· End-of-chapter quizzing affords students opportunities to check their understanding before moving on.
· The Revel mobile app lets students read, practice, and study – anywhere, anytime, on any device. Content is available both online and offline, and the app syncs work across all registered devices automatically, giving students great flexibility to toggle between phone, tablet, and laptop as they move through their day. The app also lets students set assignment notifications to stay on top of all due dates.
· Revel’s writing functionality enables educators to introduce writing – among the best ways to foster and assess critical thinking – into the course without significantly impacting their grading burden. Self-paced Journaling Prompts throughout the narrative encourage students to express their thoughts without breaking stride in their reading. Assignable Shared Writing Activities direct students to share written responses with classmates, fostering peer discussion.
· Highlighting, note taking, and a glossary let students read and study however they like. Educators can add notes for students, too, including reminders or study tips.
A student-focused approach makes motivation science engaging, dynamic, and relevant
· Presenting coverage of both classic and cutting-edge approaches to the study of motivation, the authors emphasize the combined influence of cognitions, emotions, neuroscience, unconscious processes, and biology in the study of motivation science.
· In order to reinforce the study of motivation science’s relevance of in real-world situations, the authors provides insights into the reasons why people often fail at their goals, and explain techniques that may improve students’ future goal pursuits.
· The text helps students to recognize and understand the primary motives known to influence human behavior – namely the needs for autonomy, competence, and belongingness.
· Separate chapters on goal setting, goal planning, and goal striving help students develop a deep understanding of the goal-achievement process.
Pedagogical features encourage active learning and guide students through the material
· Annotated graphs help students better understand data.
· Motivate Yourself features offer simple tips for how students can use motivation science to improve their own lives.
· Try It! activities help students engage with the course material.
· The long-term ProjectMe feature prompts students to apply course concepts to a self-selected goal over the duration of the course.
Superior assignability and tracking tools help educators make sure students are completing their reading and understanding core concepts
· Revel’s assignment calendar allows educators to indicate precisely which readings must be completed on which dates. This clear, detailed schedule helps students stay on task by eliminating any ambiguity as to which material will be covered during each class. When they understand exactly what is expected of them, students are better motivated to keep up.
· Revel’s performance dashboard empowers educators to monitor class assignment completion as well as individual student achievement. Actionable information, such as points earned on quizzes and tests and time on task, helps educators intersect with their students in meaningful ways. For example, the trending column reveals whether students' grades are improving or declining, helping educators to identify students who might need help to stay on track.
· Revel’s Blackboard Learn™ integration provides institutions, instructors, and students easy access to their Revel courses. With single sign-on, students can be ready to access Revel’s interactive blend of authors' narrative, media, and assessment on their first day. Flexible, on-demand grade synchronization capabilities allow educators to control exactly which Revel grades should be transferred to the Blackboard Gradebook.
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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Edward Burkley 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 Cognitionand 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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