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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 102
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Spring

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MotivationA need or desire that aEnergizes behavior and bdirects it towards a goalTheories of Motivation1instince TheroyInstinctscomplex behaviours that have fixed patterns throughout different species and are not learnedStrengths consistent with animal literatureWeakness thousands of instincts needed to explain human behavior2Drivereduction theoryA physiological need create an aroused tension statedriveMotivates an organism to satisfy the needNeed to DrivetoDrive reducing behaviorsHomeostasis the maintenance of a steady internal stateegtemperaturePushed by needs eg hungerPulled by incentives eg aroma of baking breadWeaknesshow do we explain curiosity Play3Optimumm ArousalWe seek optimum levels of arousal
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