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24_Motivation_6 - Anorexia Distorted body image High levels...

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Psychology 2: Introduction to Psychology Day 24 topics Logic of motivation Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Sources of motivation Towards increased understanding What motivates these acts? Eating a candy bar Asking out that special person Random act of kindness, altruism Starving yourself Stealing from someone Vandalism Suicide and homicide Underlying motivation for all of these? Are some motivations stronger than others? Why are some of these motivating but some are not? The Hedonic Principle Aristotle Seek pleasure and avoid pain How do these actions keep us feeling good? Mechanism(s)? Aspects of motivation Instincts Fundamental examples? What causes pursuit of these goals? Drives Departure from homeostasis Pleasure comes from reducing drives Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (1943) Hunger Need to obtain nutrients Peripheral hunger signals Ghrelin and leptin Hunger and the brain Lateral hypothalamus Increase feeding Ventromedial hypothalamus Decrease feeding
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Issues with eating Bulimia Eat to feel better Reversals to avoid weight gain
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Unformatted text preview: Anorexia Distorted body image High levels of ghrelin Obesity Body mass index (BMI) Medicating with food Anorexogenic trigger? Source of motivation (I) Intrinsic/extrinsic motivation Doing yard work School performance Parenting strategies Factors affected How hard we work Our interpretation of the work How much we enjoy the process Source of motivation (II) Conscious/unconscious motivation Are we always aware of our motivation? Need for achievement (1953) Mainly driven by the unconscious Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) Interpretation is a window into unconscious thoughts/feelings Source of motivation (III) Approach/avoidance motivation Back to the Hedonic Principle Motivation for both is strong Manipulating approach… “Cash discount” for gas Sales in stores What do you think now? Eating a candy bar Asking out that special person Random act of kindness, altruism Starving yourself Stealing from someone Vandalism Suicide and homicide...
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