Motivation-and-Emotion-Part-I - Motivation and Emotion Part...

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Motivation is… Factors within and outside an organism that cause it to behave a certain way at a certain time. Biological, emotional, cognitive, or social forces that activate and direct behavior. Examples of Typical Motives Fame Fortune Love Religion Fear Good Grades Characteristics of Motivation – Watch Video!! Activation Activation is demonstrated by the initiation or production of behavior. Persistance Persistence is demonstrated by continued efforts or the determination to achieve a particular goal, often in the face of obstacles. Intensity Intensity is seen in the greater vigor of responding that usually accompanies motivated behavior Theories of Motivation Theory Important Details/People Instinct Theory Emerging in the late 1800s, instinct theories contended that certain human behaviors are innate and due to evolutionary programming A complex, inherited, unlearned behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a species Animals display automatic and instinctual behavior patterns called fixed action patterns
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2010 for the course PSY 102 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Spring '10 term at North Country Community College.

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