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  1. Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Determination in Human Behavior.Edward Deci & Richard M. Ryan - 1985 - Springer.
    Early in this century, most empirically oriented psychologists believed that all motivation was based in the physiology of a set of non-nervous system tissue needs. The theories of that era reflected this belief and used it in an attempt to explain an increasing number of phenomena. It was not until the 1950s that it became irrefutably clear that much of human motivation is based not in these drives, but rather in a set of innate psychological needs. Their physiological basis is (...)
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  • How the Mind Works.Steven Pinker - 1997 - Norton.
    A provocative assessment of human thought and behavior, reissued with a new afterword, explores a range of conundrums from the ability of the mind to perceive three dimensions to the nature of consciousness, in an account that draws on ...
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  • Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain.Antonio R. Damasio - 1994 - Putnam.
    Linking the process of rational decision making to emotions, an award-winning scientist who has done extensive research with brain-damaged patients notes the dependence of thought processes on feelings and the body's survival-oriented regulators. 50,000 first printing.
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  • Motivation Reconsidered: The Concept of Competence.Robert W. White - 1959 - Psychological Review 66 (5):297-333.
  • Biobehavioral Responses to Stress in Females: Tend-and-Befriend, Not Fight-or-Flight.Shelley E. Taylor, Laura Cousino Klein, Brian P. Lewis, Tara L. Gruenewald, Regan A. R. Gurung & John A. Updegraff - 2000 - Psychological Review 107 (3):411-429.
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  • A Neuropsychological Theory of Positive Affect and its Influence on Cognition.F. Gregory Ashby, Alice M. Isen & And U. Turken - 1999 - Psychological Review 106 (3):529-550.
  • The Pleasures of Sensation.Carl Pfaffmann - 1960 - Psychological Review 67 (4):253-268.
  • The Biological Evolution of Cooperation and Trust.Patrick Bateson - 1988 - In Diego Gambetta (ed.), Trust: Making and Breaking Cooperative Relations. Blackwell. pp. 14--30.
  • Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Rationality and the Human Brain.Antonio R. Damasio - 1994 - New York: Putnam 352.
     
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  • Positive Affect.Alice M. Isen - 1999 - In Tim Dalgleish & M. J. Powers (eds.), Handbook of Cognition and Emotion. Wiley. pp. 25--521.