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Cambridge University Press
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February 2019
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Written by leading researchers in educational and social psychology, learning science, and neuroscience, this edited volume is suitable for a wide-academic readership. It gives definitions of key terms related to motivation and learning alongside developed explanations of significant findings in the field. It also presents cohesive descriptions concerning how motivation relates to learning, and produces a novel and insightful combination of issues and findings from studies of motivation and/or learning across the authors' collective range of scientific fields. The authors provide a variety of perspectives on motivational constructs and their measurement, which can be used by multiple and distinct scientific communities, both basic and applied.


‘This Handbook marks significant advances in our thinking about the connections between motivation and learning. It has much to commend it to readers as it generates synergies among areas that for the most part have operated independently.'

Jennifer Archer - Program Convenor MTeach(Primary), MTeach(Secondary); Director Teaching Quality (SoE), University of Newcastle, Australia

'The Cambridge Handbook of Motivation and Learning is an impressive contribution that brings together many of the most important scientists in the field. The volume not only presents cutting-edge research but offers exciting perspectives on how to integrate theories and methodologies across disciplines, which is vital to overcoming the current fragmentation of research in this field.'

Reinhard Pekrun - Chair of Personality and Educational Psychology, University of Munich, Germany

‘This book has incredible range, bringing together top scholarship in the motivation sciences from neuroscience to classroom teaching and learning, from immediate decisions to lifespan development, and from enduring challenges to new opportunities in technology.'

Christian Schunn - University of Pittsburgh

‘Just how motivation interacts with learning and student performance is laid out from all perspectives in this authoritative Handbook. The authors have assembled superb experts from across the fields of neuroscience, psychology and education to address this important topic. This Cambridge Handbook is the ideal source on motivation and learning.'

Kent Berridge - University of Michigan

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