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Unformatted text preview: 08/23/10 MOT IVATION Uniqueness of human motivation Can pursue goals with greater flexibility Often involves intermediate goal states with no inherent reinforcement or adaptive value Ex.) want to eat—need to kill—need weapon to kill—need to collect items to make weapons—goal detached from adaptive end Risk in that goals can become detached from adaptive ends Freedom in that goals can become detached from adaptive ends Inherent subjectivity of motivation (ex. Value of water—water for me vs. water for someone in desert) Two criteria for CHANGE: 1. Be clear about what you want a. Plurality of aims b. Choosing priorities 2. Know how to get what you want a. Cause and effect b. Mental contrasting c. A multitude of Aims Many goes frequently in conflict with another (ex.—hang out with friends or go workout?) Plato’s Harmony of Aims Way to happiness: finding harmony among what can be conflicting aims MASLOW’S hierarchy of needs (a perspective on natural prioritization) 1. Transcendence...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.
- Spring '11