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Study Guide for Session on Implicit and Explicit Motives Reading (after class) Chapter 9 Why should implicit and explicit motives be distinguished according to McClelland et al.? What were the obstacles for distinguishing implicit and explicit motives in motivational research? Which term does McClelland recommend to refer to explicit motives (goals)? How do self-attributed and implicit motives correlate with each other? Which classes of behavior are influenced by self-attributed motives and which by implicit motives? How can knowledge of both types of motives in combination help to improve predictions of behavior? What do self-attributed motives add to implicit motives when it comes to
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Unformatted text preview: predicting behavior? How do the incentives differ for the two types of motives? Which incentives are most powerful for implicit and which for self-attributed motives? What is meant by the conclusion that implicit motives influence operant behavior whereas self-attributed motives influence respondent behavior? Discuss ways in which implicit and self-attributed motives combine to work in tandem versus in conflict. Summarize and discuss the major findings from the longitudinal study by McClelland & Pilon, 1983) on child-rearing maternal behaviors and the development of implicit and self-attributed motives....
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  • Fall '10
  • SusanCharles
  • Behaviorism, explicit motives, self-attributed motives

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