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Motivation: The driving force that gets you to do things What motivates people? Money Other people Goals Several Different Theories behind motivation Biological theories of motivation (on test you have to pick one of the three) Instinct Emphasis inborn or genetic components in motivation AKA you're born with a particular drive to motivate you ® Biological in nature ® Ex: When spiders are born they have the instinct to run aw ® Has to be COMPLETELY genetic ® Ex: the need to procreate; that ticking clock of "baby time" the need to have children before 40 ® 1. Arousal Organisms seek optimal levels of arousal that maximize their pe Ex: That one person you know is better than you in 50 free your goals ® Ex: When there is someone you are attracted to you will fl ® 2. Drive reduction Internal tensions push an organism to satisfy their basic needs Internal tensions are usually caused by the bodies need to ® Ex: you wake up in the morning and you're all nice and coz but you don’t want to get out of bed; you have to eliminat satisfied ® If you don’t have to pee, then why do you get up in the mo ® 3.
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  • Fall '07
  • Wilson
  • Psychology, Ch 12, 101, 12, PSYC101, ex, optimal levels

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