Unformatted text preview: Homeostasis: a tendency to maintain a balanced or constant internal state; the regulation of any aspect of body chemistry, such as blood glucose, around a particular level. e.g. body’s temperature-regulation system which works like a thermostat Incentives: a positive or negative environmental stimulus that motivates behaviour.- when there is a need and incentive, we feel strongly driven e.g. hungry person smells baking bread feels strong hunger drive Optimum Arousal Arousal theory helps explain the motivation for behaviours that do not reduce immediate physiological needs or tension states. Curiosity-driven behaviours, for example, suggest that too little stimulation can motivate people to seek a higher level of arousal. A Hierarchy of Motives Maslow’s pyramid of human needs, beginning at the base with physiological needs that must first be satisfied before higher-level safety needs and then psychological needs become active....
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, arousal theory, Optimum Arousal Arousal