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PSC 1-3 Lecture 12 Page 1 of 3 Announcements: There are no announcements today. Last Lecture: We continued talking about social psychology. We started talking about parts of social psychology such as attributes, groups, persuasion, cognitive dissonance, attitude, and motivation. We talked about sexual motivation and in this lecture we will finish talking about motivation. This Lecture: I. Social Psychology (cont.) a. Motivation (cont.) i. Hunger 1. The set point is the weight the body tends to gravitate towards. a. There is significant genetic heritability (about .4 to .7) b. Genes play an important role in establishing the basal metabolism. i. How many calories are needed to maintain basic life functions vary in different people. ii. Achievement is the need to demonstrate mastery to the world. 1. Extrinsic motivation is what the behaviorists study. a. This is when people do things because they are motivated to get rewarded for doing it. 2. Intrinsic motivation is doing things just for enjoyment. These motivations are hobbies that people do not get rewarded for doing it. 3. Sometimes extrinsic motivations decrease intrinsic motivations. 4. How do we instill this in children? a.
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