Vessels on Motivation

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A Beginning Common Sense List of Motivations behavioral wanting or needing to obtain desirable consequences (rewards) or escape/avoid undesirable consequences — anticipated or actual; wanting or needing something as elicited by classical conditioning (bio-behavioral). biological wanting or needing an increase or decrease in stimulation or arousal in order to resolve boredom (under-stimulation) or reduce some form of stress or tension (psycho-physiologically over-stimulation); wanting or needing to decrease hunger, thirst, pain, terror, sex drive, etc., which also involves decreasing aversive internal physical stimulation; wanting or needing to sleep, rest, or wake up; wanting or needing to have physical control of one’s body; wanting or needing to act on anger against others (bio-emotional- social); wanting or needing to act on a psycho-physiological feeling of love for someone, oneself, or other things such as animals, nature, and religious beliefs (bio-social); wanting or needing to feel safe and secure (bio-emotional-social). Modified version of a list developed by Professor Bill Huitt and available on his website. Used here with his written permission.
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A Beginning Common Sense List of Motivations cognitive wanting or needing to attend to something interesting, challenging, promising, or threatening; wanting or needing to acquire knowledge or understanding; wanting or needing to decrease cognitive dissonance, inconsistency, or uncertainty among thoughts and beliefs and associated behavior; wanting or needing to solve a problem or eliminate a threat or risk; wanting or needing to eliminate inconsistency between one’s bad actions and one’s need for self-esteem — mind games or distorting the facts in one’s own favor; wanting or needing to be optimistic or hopeful; wanting or needing to perceive sensory input in a manner that gives one a sense of being oriented and having cognitive control; wanting or needing self-respect or a positive self-concept; wanting or needing to grow and to achieve specific goals; wanting or needing to create something good or beautiful; wanting or needing to be in control of one’s life; wanting or needing to believe in a supreme being or creator who values humans enough to give them immortality; wanting or needing to feel competent; wanting or needing to attribute causes to events. Modified version of a list developed by Professor Bill Huitt, available on his website. Used here with written permission. Modified version of a list developed by Professor Bill Huitt, available on his website. Used here with written permission
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A Beginning Common Sense List of Motivations affective wanting or needing to increase specific good feelings and moods; wanting or needing to decrease specific bad feelings and moods; wanting or needing to act on feelings of empathy (bio-soc-emotional); wanting or needing a “thrill” (sensation seeking or thrill seeking). social
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor X during the Spring '11 term at Fairfield.

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