Motivation 10-23-07 - Motivation To change To move A need...

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Motivation To change To move A need or desire that energizes and directs behavior Functions of Motivational Concepts To account for behavioral variability To relate biology to behavior To infer private states from public acts To assign responsibility for actions To explain perseverance despite adversity Instinct Complex behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a species and is unlearned Humans don’t seem to have many instincts Those we do have don’t explain much about human nature Freudian Instincts Different from biological instincts Source, Aim Impetus, Objects Discussion of Freudian Theory All behavior biologically related Source, Aim, Impetus don’t change Only objects change over lifetime Objects change by experience All new behavior is old behavior transformed by experience Homeostasis Tendency to maintain a balanced or constant internal state
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Thematic Apperception Test A way of assessing needs that the person may not be aware of or may not want to divulge
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Motivation 10-23-07 - Motivation To change To move A need...

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