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Lecture 12

lecture 12

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Marc A Fournier

PersonalityLecture 12What are the stylisticcharacteristic ways in which we adapt to our environmentMotivational adaptationsDavid Mclelland One of the pioneers of social motivationMotivationneed are interchangeableaccording to MclellandIdea of an implicit motiveHow motives are different from traits and how they interactIntroduction to Social Motivation A motive a recurrent preference or readiness for a particular quality of experience which energizes directs and selects behaviour in cetain situationsFor Mclelland motive was a lensits a way of filtering our experiencesWe each see the world differently according to different motivational preferencesMotives are different from traitsTraitsRefer to what behaviour thought or feeling does someone haveMotivationRefer to questions that begin with why Why somebody has done what they have done Motive underlying the behaviourDifference between a motivation and a conscious intentionWe are aware of some of our motives and intentions But there are certain motivations that are only partly accessible to consciousnessSo much that motivates us we arent aware ofso how do we measure thisMeasuring Implicit MotivationMclellands strategyThematic Apperception Test TAThe was the one who used it for thisparticipants write stories about the ambiguous pictures on cardswwwnotesolutioncom
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