Lecture 13 - Motivation Part I: Hunger What is it? comes...

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    Motivation Part I:  Hunger
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    What is it? comes from Latin meaning  "to move"   Definition a need or desire that energizes and directs  behavior Definition I like better is  Internal process that activates or inhibits a  response, guides behavior and/or maintains  behavior Is a hypothetical construct
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    What does motivated behavior  look like? Motivating Behaviors are 1)  Cyclical in nature 2)  Goal directed 3)  Make our attention very selective 4)  Persistent (keep you energized) 5)  Directed toward establishing  homeostasis
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    Historical overview: Instinct  Approach Instinct Theories Late 1800's, early 1900's Attempted to classify all behaviors into  different of instincts   Instincts  fixed rigid patters of behavior that are  unlearned and characteristic of every  member of that species
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    Instincts Animals have instincts Salmon swimming up stream Birds imprinting (making attachments early in  life)  Nests they build Humans have few if any instincts Theories fell from favor because we created too  many labels and failed to show behaviors in all  members of the species
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    Drive theory Focus on biological needs that create a state of 
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