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Psychology
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PSYA02H3
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John Bassili

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Psych lecture 13
MOTIVATION AND EMOTION
Direction to what we choose to do
Initiates our actions
Determines what we pursue
Determines how much we persist in what we are pursuing
Drive theory: begins with realization that we all have basic needs that are needed for
survival (hunger, thirst, comfortable temperature). When we are deprived of one of
these needs, we are driven to get it (motivation) regulatory system
Homeostasis- clearest/easiest way to think about motivation
Homeostatic system (tends to be cyclical)
oSet point- reference point
oWay for set point to detect deviations
oTrigger a corrective mechanism that works to re-establish the set point
Set point for hunger: being satisfied
Nutrient detectors signal that there is a lack of nutrients
Heganism?- We are driven to get pleasure
Anorexia- self starvation as a means of losing weight. Regulatory system fails
because of conflict between image and confusion where ones weight stands
Bulimia nervosa- preoccupation with food, binge eating- huge amounts then
purging
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Psych lecture 13 MOTIVATION AND EMOTION Direction to what we choose to do Initiates our actions Determines what we pursue Determines how much we persist in what we are pursuing Drive theory: begins with realization that we all have basic needs that are needed for survival (hunger, thirst, comfortable temperature). When we are deprived of one of these needs, we are driven to get it (motivation) regulatory system Homeostasis- clearesteasiest way to think about motivation Homeostatic system (tends to be cyclical) o Set point- reference point o
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