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Chapter 7

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Marc A Fournier

Chapter 7 MOVTIVES AND GOALS: WHAT DO WE WANT IN LIFE? -motivation means movement at the root; what energizes & directs people to do what they do? The Psychoanalytical View -Sigmund Freud 1856- 1939 -invented psychoanalysis -Freuds theory of motivation -principles of determinism, drive, conflict, and the unconscious -determinism: forces over which we have little control determine all human behaviour and experience; we are not masters of our own fate -drive: sexuality and aggression most prominent; powerful forces existing inside us tracing back to primitive drives or instincts -conflict: forces that determine our drivesinstincts are in conflict with each other; no avoiding conflict in life; destined to be miserable -unconscious: we arent aware that this is all happening; we are conflicted and anxious and dont know why -for Freud, sexuality and aggression are the ultimate wellsprings of human motivation; the primal energy sources for psychological life -two sets of instincts or drives: -Eros: sexuality and all other life instincts -Thantos: aggression and all other death instincts The Unconscious www.notesolution.com
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