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I love knowing. My heart loves to know and so my heart tells my brain to do everything necessary in order to know and it happens. While such notable theorists as James (1890), Baldwin (1911), and Dewey (1913) each discussed the relation of cognition and motivational engagement, it has only been in the last few years that there has been a revival of interest in motivation and the interrelation of cognition and personality. This has led to publications dealing with the interrelations of cognition with motivation (Sorrentino & Higgins, 1986), social behavior (Baltes & Staudinger, 1996), personality (Kreitler & Kreitler, 1990; Saklofske & Zeidner,1995), interest (Renninger, Hidi, & Krapp, 1992), and emotion (Power & Dalgleish, 2008), to mention only a few. This emerging interest in motivation is linked to an increasing concern for studying the individual in context, examining function as well as structure, analyzing the relation between cognitive and social development, recognizing the importance of cognitive science to the study of learning, and acknowledging the powerful impact of affective functioning on cognition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCognition and Motivation
Subtitle of host publicationForging an Interdisciplinary Perspective
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781139021463
ISBN (Print)9780521888677
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011


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