PSYC 2230 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Nomothetic, Thalamus

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Motivation: an internal state of condition (sometimes described as a need, desire, or want) that serves to activate or energize behaviour and give it direction. Components of motivation: arousal, direction (where to go, what to do), Persistance of behaviour (the need to keep looking till your needs are fulfilled) *energy big relation w/ motivation (involuntary and voluntary behaviour) Energy s released and prevents behaviour, potential energy is stored in order to energize behaviour. Intervening variable: concept that serves to link a stimulus and a response and helps to relate the two (ex. rat is food deprived and it begins to run faster stimulus change (deprivation) changes the behaviour (speed of running)) Characteristics of motivation: activation- seen in production of behaviour, not always shown overtly. Vigor: direction where motivation is put towards, not always obvious (preference test) Categories of analysis: nomothetic approach: studies groups of people or animals and determines how they are similar.

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