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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB30H3
Professor
Marc A Fournier
Semester
Summer

Description
Psyb30 Lec 8 Motivation Level 1 personality – broad characteristic traits Level 2 – social motives life goals etc. characteristic adaptations Personality traits – How? Motives – Why? McClelland – Motivation is a recurrent preference of readiness for a particulat quality of experiencem which energizes, directs, and selects behavior in certain situations. Individual differences in needs – Not need for water, but need for chocolate. These needs are a filter/lens of how people see the world. Helps to shape and organize certain behaviors. Social motives (implicit) not same as conscious intention TAT (Thematic Apperception Test) “Projective Test” – Story content reveals the underlying needs, conflicts, and complexes that the subjects ‘project’ onto the picture. Arousal condition and control condition. TAT – Poor reliability – responses across cards don’t correlate well Poor criterion validity – do results show what it is supposed to show Poor convergent validity – between self report and TAT Achievement Motivation (n Ach) – Rec
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