Chapter 9 Motivation and Emotion

Chapter 9 Motivation and Emotion - Chapter 9 Motivation and...

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Motivation: factors that energize, direct, or sustain behavior Need: state of biological or social deficiencies Need hierarchy: Maslow's arrangement of needs, in which basic survival needs are lowest priority and personal growth needs are highest priority Maslow's hierarchy of need states that basic needs are satisfied before higher needs Self-actualization: a state that is achieved when one's personal dreams and aspirations have been attained. Arousal: psychological activation such as increased brain activity, autonomic responses, sweating, or muscle tension. Drive: psychological state that motivates an organism to satisfy its needs. Homeostasis: the tendency for bodily functions to maintain equilibrium Yerkes-Dodson Law: performance increase with arousal until an optimal point, after which arousal interferes with performance. Incentives: external stimuli that motivate behaviors as opposed to internal drives. Extrinsic motivation: motivation to perform an activity because of the external
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Leader during the Fall '07 term at Georgia Tech.

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Chapter 9 Motivation and Emotion - Chapter 9 Motivation and...

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