Motivation & Emotion Part 1 - M o t iv a t io n a n...

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Motivation and Emotion Chapter 11 The Plan • What is motivation? • What motivates us? • What is an emotion? • Where do emotions come from? Why did you come to college? Why did you take this class? Why U of I? What is Motivation? Motivation: factors that influence the initiation, direction, intensity, and persistence of behavior. – Can’t be directly observed, just inferred
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Biological: food, water, sex • Emotional: panic, fear, love, hatred • Cognitive: perceptions, beliefs, expectations • Social: peer pressure, other people’s reactions Motives as Intervening Variables • Approach-approach options • Avoidance-avoidance options • Approach-avoidance – Single activity has both and features • Multiple approach-avoidance – Choice between two or more alternatives, each has both and features (very difficult choice) Conflicting Motives Four Types of Conflicts VS. Multiple approach-avoidance
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