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Psychology notes - motivation (Dolderman)

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Dan Dolderman
Semester
Fall

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Motivation October-25-11 11:12 AM Goals and motivation - One of the best developed literatures in psychology has to do with how people motivate themselves and are motivated by others, with the roles that motivational structures, like goals, play in determining our behaviours, thoughts, emotions, health - And despite the early dominance of behaviourist approaches, psychologists now recognize the intimate role that top-down processes play in determining how our motivational system functions - Through punishment - people change their behaviour to avoid threats for the future anticipation of negative outcomes - A larger reward can be counter-reactive - Motivation is dependent on external reward structures - Overjustification effect ○ 1973 - markers+ "good player" award The continuum of motivation Amotivation external introjected identified integrated intrinsic regulation regulation regulation regulation regulation Not self-determined self-determined doing for the sake of doing: engagement, flow, enjoyment, growth, etc... personal valuation and importance, integration with values, life goals, self-concept, etc... partial
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