About the Author
Herbert L. Petri is a Professor at Towson University, where he has been recognized on five separate occasions for his excellent teaching. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Johns Hopkins University, teaching the Motivation course since 1986. Dr. Petri has studied the role of physiological, behavioral, and cognitive mechanisms of motivation, memory, and learning for more than 35 years. His research has led to published articles on the underlying circuitry of memory, drug actions on learning and memory, and reviews of motivational processes. He received his B.A. degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University.
The book clearly presents the advantages and drawbacks to each of these explanations, allowing readers to draw their own conclusions. The authors help readers understand the processes that activate their behavior by drawing examples from such relevant topics as sleep, stress, eating disorders, helping behavior, emotion, and more. Extremely reader friendly, the book includes vivid graphic illustrations that offer additional insight into key concepts