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Lecture 19

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PSYC 332
Richard Koestner

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Lecture 19: 2013/03/21 Questions of the day: (David McClelland) 1) How can we identify out dominant motivational orientation? 2) Is it important to select life goals that match our motivational orientation? - Yes How traits and motivation related to? - Motivation determines what we want to do - Traits determines how we do The complexity of Personality (David McClelland’s 1981 Model) - Involve 5 things in the person that you might want to consider if you want to judge whether person will be successful in particular career - Schemas: interpretive filtering system (process information)  Some people might filter information in a optimistic way  Some people might filter information in a pessimistic way - Values: What is morally important in your life? - Motives: what you really love to do, what you naturally inclined to do Personal Qualities Needed to Be an Effective Clinician - It’s important that empathy being accurate. Need to see other’s emotion.  The interpersonal Perception Task  To see how sensitive you are to non-verbal emotions - Neuroticism  People with high neuroticism were more likely to become clinician  You need neuroticism to be comfortable to listen other’s problems The Big Three Motives - Achievement: a recurrent preference or desire for experiences of doing well and helping successful  Sometimes called it as Need for efficiency  Achievement people try to do things efficiently  Risk -> can be caught up by the ideas that they need to do it quickly as possible. This cause short-cut and sometimes cheating - Power: a recurrent preference or desire for experiences of having impact on others - Intimacy: a recurrent preferences or desire for experiences of warm, close, and communicative interactions with others  If people with high intimacy live alone, they feel low well-being - For these three motives, there are biological, natural incentives associated with these motives and can be found in kids  Achievement: Variety and challenge  Power: Impact  Intimacy: connection - Assessed in very indirect way. There is no correlation between self-reported motive and assessed motive - Achievement and power are not correlated with each other  Most successful people in areas are high in power and achievement  Ach -> innovate ideas  Power -> Sell your ideas - Intimacy and achievement are not correlated with each other. - Power and intimacy are correlated in negative way with each otherc  If you high in power and intimacy, it is problem. You are not sure how to behave in your close relationship The Picture Story Exercise - Present with 6 pictures that are ambiguous (2 for each motives) - Ask to write story that has beginning, middle, end for 6
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