Motivation Theories

Motivation Theories - and how they each contribute to our...

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CheckPoint: Motivation Theories Due Date: Day 5 [ Individual ] forum Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: psychoanalytic, humanistic, and diversity With which of the motivation theories do you agree most? Diversity With which of the theories do you agree least? Psychoanalytic Explain your position. The diversity theory is the one which I agree with the most. This theory seems valid to me on an intuitive level. It is straightforward. Murray shows us that our physiological (viscerogenic) needs and our psychogenic (personality) needs both have value. These two components combine to determine who we will behave in any given situation and how we can be manipulated. Our psychogenic and viscerogenic needs are intertwined. We also can unthread these needs in this theory to see how specific traits are identified
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Unformatted text preview: and how they each contribute to our motivations and work in conjunction with personality traits to result in the behaviors we exhibit. Freud’s psychoanalytic theory is the least tenable theory, in my opinion. I do not feel that our dreams are directly connected to all things at all times. Sometimes dreams are just dreams, no subconscious representations of our selves. I do not think that even if they are interpretable that an outsider can interpret them in ways that will help people to achieve greater functioning, peace and productivity in their lives. I also think that the Oedipus complex is a fairly absurd concept. Freud was exploring new ground and made many inroads into psychological inquiry, but I feel we have moved far past his initial hypotheses....
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course PSY 240 taught by Professor Colina during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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