Motivation and emotion/Book/2011/Improve your life

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Improve your life with psychological science about motivation and emotion
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Introduction[edit | edit source]

The goal of this book to make insights from psychological science freely available.

This book offers a guide for human beings in how to live happier, healthier lives, based on insights from psychological science about motivation and emotion. The book does not suggest a grand theory, but rather addresses specific problems and opportunities that exist in the human condition and how they could be approached using knowledge of psychological theory and research.

This is a free, open, online, crowd-sourced book, largely authored by participants in a 3rd year university psychology unit, Motivation and Emotion, 2011. The book is openly licensed and openly editable, using the Wikimedia Foundation platform, as a contribution to, and example of, the foundation's mission of empowering and engaging "people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally"[1].

More information about the development of this book can be found here.

Applying insights from psychological science[edit | edit source]

This book hopes to boost your zest for life.
  1. Quote from p. 42 of Reeve "If what you have is a way to help people address the significant questions in their lives, then there are 'Help Wanted' signs all over the place."
  2. Wilber quote
  3. Sum of all human knowledge

History of motivation and emotion[edit | edit source]

  1. Overview the history of motivation and emotion

Overview of chapters and topics[edit | edit source]

  1. Summarise one key, take-home insight from each chapter
  2. It could be nice to have a visual thumbnail for each chapter shown in the table of contents or this page.
  3. See also pearls of wisdom