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PSY100 - Motivation

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Fall

Description
Motivation Goals o Set goal (most people romance, weight, smoking, drugs, school, sleep repeat) Motivation is contained within person; willpower needed Source of motivations: o extrinsic (outside self), intrinsic (within self) o intrinsic: doing for sake of doing or for meaning purest form; ex kids purely enjoying, discover passions meaning: go through calc to do psych self-directed and self-sustaining-> greater persistence and more disciplined goal pursuit o continuum of motivation external regulation: sufficient rewards, punishments, authority command, social pressure, etc (ex with 1 million; 50 million; 100million $; once the reward structure set, motivation gone as well) (ex 2 kids playing with marker for star sticker; without sticker, no motivation, changed attribution and meaning of behavior) (ex robot toy; short term, both
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