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Psychology of Performance and Defeat
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Editors: Anali L. Magnusson and Davin J. Lindberg
Book Description:
In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the psychology of both performance and defeat. Topics discussed include the self-defeating dynamics of aesthetic and existential self-determination; the role of attention in skilled athletic performance; the effects of positive emotions on creative performance; how neuroticism moderates the short- and long-term effects of avoidance versus approach goals on performance; reinforcing older adults' performance in volunteer participation; and the role of cues and stimulus valency in task sequence learning. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface

An Anatomy of the Self-Defeating Dynamics of Aesthetic and Existential Self-Determination: Aesthetic Power-Play as Psychic Compensation for Social Marginalization, pp. 1-38
(Judith Spencer, University of Alberta, Camrose, Alberta, Canada)

The Prospect of Defeat and Insurgent Behavior, pp. 39-64
(A.W. Harris, Dept of Politics, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, USA)

Implications of Dual-Process Theories for Optimizing Motor Learning and Performance, pp. 65-90
(Keith R. Lohse, Shaw L. Ketels, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA)

The Effects of Emotions on Creative Performance: A Review, pp. 91-110
(Elisa Maria Galliani, Michelangelo Vianello, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Padova, Italy)

Do Avoidance Goals Always Impair Performance?: How Neuroticism Moderates the Short- and Long-Term Effects of Avoidance versus Approach Goals on Performance, pp. 111-132
(Daniela Oertig, Julia Schüler, Veronika Brandstätter, University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Reinforcements of Older Volunteers’ Performance in Hong Kong, pp. 133-154
(Chau-kiu Cheung, Alex Yui-huen Kwan, City University of Hong Kong, China)

The Role of Cues and Stimulus Valency in Implicit Task Sequence Learning: A Task Sequence is Not Enough, pp. 155-166
(Beat Meier, Josephine Cock, Department of Psychology and Center for Cognition, Learning & Memory, University of Bern, Switzerland)

Index, pp. 167

   Series:
      Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
      Perspectives on Cognitive Psychology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 7x10 (NBC - R)
   ISBN: 978-1-61942-827-0
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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