PSYC 391 Chapter Notes -Classical Conditioning, Sexual Arousal, Dcf Interframe Space
Sex may occur for reasons other than pleasure (but won"t last as long or be pursued with as much enthusiasm: sexual motivation, motivation as cause of all behaviour. Sexual desire, sex drive, libido all used to talk about parts of sexual motivation: incentive theory of sexual motivation: Dif ppl enjoy dif aspects of sexual experience (ie feeling valued by partner, making one feel better, feeling powerful, physical stimulation/excitement) Incentives= particular aspects of sexual experience that provide pleasure. For ppl to engage in such behaviour they have to think they have a chance of being successful at obtaining pleasure. Combination of incentives and processes w/in person: propose that an accurate and complete understanding of the causes of sexual behaviour must take into account factors both w/internal and external to indiv. Incentive-motivation models incorporate both types of factors: interaction of internal and external factors, internal factors= energizing component (of motivation) as well as directing component.