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Psychological Science - Third Canadian Edition - Chapter Nine Notes.docx

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (CHAPTER 9) NEED HIERARCHY = Maslow’s arrangement of needs, in which basic survival needs must be met before people can satisfy higher needs DRIVE = psychological state that motivates an organism to satisfy its needs INCENTIVES: external stimuli that motivate behaviour YERKES-DODSON LAW = performance increases with arousal until an optimal point, after which arousal interferes with performance EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION = to perform an activity because of the external goals toward which that activity is directed INTRINSIC MOTIVATION = to perform an activity because of the value or pleasure associated with that activity SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY = people are motivated to satisfy needs for competence, relatedness to others, and autonomy SELF-PERCEPTION THEORY = people seldom are aware of their specific motives and instead draw inferences about their motivations SELF-EFFIACY = the expectancy that your efforts will lead t
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