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Motives  Basic Concepts   Henry Murray  Abraham Maslow  Carl Rogers
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Basic Concepts What drives people to do the things they do? ______________________________________________________ p Motive:  Internal state that arouses and directs behavior toward  a specific object or goal. Motive is caused by a deficit, a lack of something. States of tension within a person, and as need is  satisfied, tension is reduced.
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Basic Concepts Motivational psychologists stress the importance of  internal psychological needs and urges that propel  people to think, perceive, and act in predictable ways. Some motives are thought to operate outside  awareness.
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p Need refers to a readiness to respond in a  certain way under certain circumstances. p Needs organize perception, guiding us to  “see” what we want (need) to see. p Needs organize action by compelling a  person to do what is necessary to satisfy a  need. p
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