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375.Lec9Fall2011Stud - 9 375 Drives and goals What drives my drives External locus of control the devil made me do it as experienced and construed

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1 9. 375 Drives and goals What drives my drives? • External locus of control--- “the devil made me do it” as experienced and construed • Internal: “id” • In this lecture we focus on the “what made me do it” as a psychological mechanism that causes behavior Motivation as a personality trait and/or a mechanism that explains personality Motivation is that which has the ability to …”drive, orient, and select behavior” (King, 1995, p. 990)
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2 What “drives” us to action? Biological drives Personal needs Social pressures Not all motivations carry the same salience at the same time • How can we organize motivations in a manageable fashion? Maslow and the Hierarchy of Needs (Larsen and Buss, Table 8.2) Self-actualization Esteem Belongingness Safety Physiological “Personality” = position on hierarchy Developmental and functional Biological/Physiological/Safety Motivations • Hunger, sex, survival • “Deficit” drive or motivation PLUS • Reward, pleasure that reduces or removes the deficit • Anticipatory reward
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course PSYC 375 taught by Professor Lewine during the Spring '11 term at University of Louisville.

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