How does culture affect our eating? Is love `natural' to humans? Is anger always at the root of aggressive behaviours? Aimed at unravelling the mysteries of human motivation and emotion, the author of this book explores the evolutionary, physiological, social and cognitive factors that shape motivational behaviour from anger to sex to work and play.
David C Edwards provides the best of contemporary findings and summarizes how past research contributes to current thought. Within each topically organized chapter, which all begin with a concise overview statement and end with a personal summary, the author highlights material of special importance and concludes major sections with a summary. Each chapter also ends with a set of questions that will help student readers.