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.
|Title of host publication||Cognition and Motivation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Forging an Interdisciplinary Perspective|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2011|