Understanding Human Motivation : What Makes People Tick?, Paperback / softback Book

Understanding Human Motivation : What Makes People Tick? Paperback / softback


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

Donald Laming draws on laboratory experiments, social surveys, and a large and varied collection of anecdotes to explore the driving forces behind many different domains of human behavior, both individual and social.

The book not only discusses such obvious topics as fear, sex, boredom, rage, and money, but also covers underlying issues such as free will, consciousness, the psychological basis of ethics, and the extent to which behavior is shaped by the society into which we are born and the people around us.

The discussion is illustrated throughout by real-life examples that relate psychological theory to what people do in their everyday lives.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cognition & cognitive psychology
  • ISBN: 9780631219835



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops