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Unformatted text preview: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Chapter 11 Motivation Motivation Should you receive money for your grades? Should Kirstie Ally lose weight so she can be on TV? Should you get a new car when you learn how to drive? Are you coming to class to earn an A or to learn about psychology? Do you love your friends/family for who they are or what they can provide? What is Motivation? Difficult to define Foremost characteristic: goal-directed behaviors Drive-Reduction Theory Humans/animals strive to reduce their needs and drives as much as possible Limitations: What if all needs are met? Become inactive? What about external stimulation? Incentive Theories Motivation includes drives AND incentives External stimuli that make certain actions attractive Both control most motivated behaviors Types of Motivation Intrinsic motivation Motivation to do an act for its own sake E.g., reading a novel Extrinsic motivation Based on reinforcements/punishments associated with the act E.g., reading a novel for an assignment Extrinsic Motivation and Performance...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course PSY 22518 taught by Professor Dr.chrismayhorn during the Fall '09 term at N.C. State.

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