Biopsychological and neural processes of implicit motivation

Article in Edited Volumes
(Book chapter)

Publication Details

Author(s): Schultheiss O, Hall JL, Stanton SJ
Editor(s): Schultheiss Oliver C., Brunstein Joachim C.
Title edited volumes: Implicit motives
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publishing place: New York
Publication year: 2010
Pages range: 279-307
Language: English


In this chapter we provide an overview of recent research on the biopsychological correlates of implicit motives. We review evidence for a role of gonadal steroids (testosterone and estradiol) as well as stress axis activation in power motivation arousal and satisfaction/frustration, summarize recent research on the role of progesterone and affiliation motivation, and discuss a possible role for arginine–vasopressin in achievement motivation. We also present findings from brain imaging work that indicate that the needs for power, affiliation, and achievement modulate activity in a core motivational circuit consisting of striatum, amygdala, orbitofrontal cortex, and insula when nonverbal social incentives are processed.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Schultheiss, Oliver Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Psychologie (Motivation, Emotion und Lernen)

External institutions
Duke University
University of Michigan

How to cite

Schultheiss, O., Hall, J.L., & Stanton, S.J. (2010). Biopsychological and neural processes of implicit motivation. In Schultheiss Oliver C., Brunstein Joachim C. (Eds.), Implicit motives (pp. 279-307). New York: Oxford University Press.

Schultheiss, Oliver, Judie L. Hall, and Steven J. Stanton. "Biopsychological and neural processes of implicit motivation." Implicit motives Ed. Schultheiss Oliver C., Brunstein Joachim C., New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 279-307.


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