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Chapter 10 - Chapter 10 Motivation and Emotion Perspectives...

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Chapter 10 Motivation and Emotion Perspectives on emotion - Instinct theory and modern evolutionary psychology - Darwin had a theory that instincts motivate our behavior - Motivation - a process that influences the direction, persistence, and vigour of goal- directed behavior - Instinct - also called a fixed action plan, is an inherited characteristic, common to all members of a species, that automatically produces a particular response when the organism is exposed to a particular stimulus - human instinc theories faded cause there was little evidence and they relied on cirular reasoning - today, hereditary contributions to human motivation is studied - modern evolutionary psychologists thing that many psychological motives have evolutionary underpinnings expressed throught the actions of genes o adaptive significance of behavior is a key to understanding motivation Homeostasis and drive theory - bodies biological systems are delicately balanced to ensure survival - Walter cannon proposed the concept of
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