General Psych 6

General Psych 6 - General Psych Motivation the urge to move...

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General Psych Motivation – the urge to move toward one’s goals; to accomplish tasks Drive-reduction theory – the perceived internal state of tension that arises when our bodies are lacking in some basic physiological capacity; the idea of maintaining physiological balance, or homeostasis is central; all organisms are motivated to maintain physiological equilibrium around an optimal set point Yerkes-Dodson law – the principle that moderate levels of arousal lead to optimal performance Maslow’s model of motivation – lower level needs must be satisfied before we can focus on achieving self-actualization; from low to high: physiological needs, safety and security needs, love and belongingness needs, esteem needs, self-actualization Anorexia – the most common eating disorder in the industrialized world Bulimia Nervosa – the most common eating disorder in the industrialized world % of people who are obese – roughly one-third of adult Americans Gender differences on casual sex – men are more willing and interested in casual sex than women % of adult male population that is homosexual – between 1% and 5% classify themselves as
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Sabin during the Fall '09 term at Saint Louis.

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