MotivationHunger

MotivationHunger - Motivation & Hunger 1. Instinct, Drive...

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1. 1. 2. Yerkes-Dodson Law (1908) 2. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs 3. 1. Lateral (eat) vs Ventromedial (stop) 4. Eating Disorders 1. Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa 2. Body Image Defining Motivation ± motivation : A need or desire that serves to energize behaviour and to direct it toward a goal ± perspectives on motivation ² instinct ² drive reduction ² arousal Instinct ± comes from evolutionary theory ± be careful: naming a behaviour does not explain it ± instinct : a complex, unlearned behaviour pattern that is constant within a species ± really doesn’t explain human motives— need to combine physiology and psychology
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Imprinting ± Konrad Lorenz shown with ducks that imprinted on him, following him around wherever he went ± the critical period was about 14 hours after hatching Drive Reduction ± followed instinct theory ± drive reduction : a physiological need creates an arousal state that drives the
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH 101 taught by Professor D during the Fall '09 term at Waterloo.

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MotivationHunger - Motivation & Hunger 1. Instinct, Drive...

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