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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Motivation November 16th, 2010 Todays topics  Introduction to Motivation  Hunger Click to edit Master subtitle style Module 36: introduction to motivation motivation  Instincts and Evolutionary Psychology  Drives and Incentives  Optimum Arousal What is motivation?  A need or desire that energizes and directs behavior  Four theories: Instinct theory (Evolutionary perspective) Drive-reduction theory Arousal theory Hierarchy of needs Instincts and evolutionary instinct  A complex behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a species and is unlearned Newly hatched ducks form attachments with first moving object they see  Human behavior is directed by needs and Instinct theory  Fails to explain human motives  BUTgenes do predispose us to engage in species typical behavior Evolution on phobias Helping behaviors Drives and incentives...
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