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Lecture 7

Lecture 7

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Dan Dolderman

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PSY336 Positive Psychology
Lecture #7
March 2, 2011
Why do people get bored?
oNeeds are not being met cant focus on random shizz
oYou get used to stimulation
oNo challenges
oAfraid of leaving our comfort zone but if we leave, get scared
oLack of motivation
oFear of failure
Doesnt take much to come to extending your doorstep and make it relevant to you
oWe do something but a lot of the time, were not very energized
oself-concept: theory of self awareness of self; different levels of self-definition
individual threat/desire + agency success/failure
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Welfare what ind.ind. self wants to be
self wants empowered
relational self: relationship oriented goals/motivation = structure
-belonging/rejection/inclusion group-outcomes, (boundaries that guide the
communication, collective efficacy, trust person)
-success for a relational self
existential (universal) self: significance/meaning ultimate
you can shift levels of self; each person has different levels at each thing
people find structure
even low quality structure is better than no structure
alleviating boredom = structure
bleh…boredom = no structure TV on structure
structuring mind passive TV
structure has become static for too long, persons going to be habituated
otransitional period of effort letting go of structure that is dominating their minds to grasp a better
if not clear/well-articulated, its harder to do that
LQ structure hard to do that HQ structure
Mr. Protzy (teacher in Milgrams experiment)
o75 volts (discomfort shown) Mr. P looks uncomfortable
o150 volts (learned says he quits) Mr. P says he refuses to go on turning around
oMr. P continually turns around and protests
oMr. P pissed off/nervous ticks/emphasize right words addressing Mr. Wallace (learner)
o180V says he cant stand it anymore
Mr. P totally torn
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