Motivation - - We feel the need to afFliate with people.-...

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Motivation Instinct Theory - We are “programmed” to do what we do - We do what we do to make ourselves feel better Drive-Reduction Theory - We feel this tension or anguish when we want something to get rid of those feeling, is our motivation. - Primary drives (innate) - Secondary drives (acquired) Humanistic Theory - Maslow (1950s) - Hierarchy of needs, motivation to satisfy needs Stimulus Motives - Bexton, 1954 - We like the feelings, we stimulate ourselves to get those feelings. Psychological Needs - Henry Murray, 1950s
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Unformatted text preview: - We feel the need to afFliate with people.- Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) Cognitive Motives- estinger (1957)- Were motivated to reduce cognitive dissonance (mental tension/disharmony)- Examples- Belief/thought 1:- Husband is faithful- Belief/thought 2:- . .found evidence to the contrary.- Example of being unaware of our motives About 4 years apart. Sister kept hearing parents say why dont you do what your sister did she did so good at school. Sister is chasing daddys approval....
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY PSY2012 taught by Professor Charlesnegy during the Spring '10 term at University of Central Florida.

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