Psych 101 lecture notes day after midterm 082310

Psych 101 lecture notes day after midterm 082310 - 08/23/10...

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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 eatneed to killneed weapon to killneed to collect items to make weaponsgoal 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 waterwater 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?) Platos Harmony of Aims Way to happiness: finding harmony among what can be conflicting aims MASLOWS hierarchy of needs (a perspective on natural prioritization) 1. Transcendence...
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