2008-01-29

2008-01-29 - Psych Midterm Covers Chapters 9,10,11 and...

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January 29, 2008 Psych Midterm Covers Chapters 9,10,11 and 16 (not 12!!!) Motivation and Learning (Chapter 10) What is motivation? Emotion? o 4 perspectives o Instinct, Drive, Incentive, Personality o A process that influences: The nature of type of activity and its Direction Persistence o Goal directed Behaviour: (in the service of ) Self regulation Self preservation Self restorations Genetic preservation Perspectives on Motivation Instinct theory – Biology Motivates o The Early View (William James late 19 th century) Inherited characteristics common to all species members Automatically produce a particular response to a particular stimulus (Fixed Action Pattern) Little Real Support Simplistic explanations Circular reasoning problems
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o Modern Evolutionary Psychology (Adaptive Significance) Motivated to engage in behavior that promotes reproductive success Modern concept of heritability and contributions of both genetics and
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2008-01-29 - Psych Midterm Covers Chapters 9,10,11 and...

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