PSYC 102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Sexual Reproduction, Casual Sex

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Psyc 102 - introductory psychology - lecture 17: motivation and emotion. The subjective experience of a physiological reaction to a stimulus. Forces to push them in right direction. Freud - just two: sex and aggression. Humanistic theory not clear - except maslow. Motivation have an organization like a pyramid. Instincts - too many with no organization. Told us why human beings have certain motivations and not others. He convinced people that it"s about the species of the planet evolved to fit their circumstances. 99% of the species that was once on earth is now extinct, and he says it is because of evolution. The fittest: not strength or speed but intelligence. The best reproducers: must show cross-sex attraction. Effective reproducers: must also enjoy nurturance, adaptive qualities depend on gender. Gender differences: predictable from evolutionary theory because males and females have different reproductive agendas. Most sex differences are small: except with regard to: Yes = 75% of males, 0% of females.

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