Motivation - Motivation What Is Motivation? Motivation is...

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Motivation What Is Motivation? Motivation is an internal process that makes a person move toward a goal. Motivation may be extrinsic , intrinsic , or both. Drive reduction theories of motivation suggest that people act in order to reduce needs and maintain a constant physiological state. Abraham Maslow proposed that there is a hierarchy of needs and that people pay attention to higher needs only when lower ones are satisfied. Needs may be innate or learned . Learned needs are determined by values . Both innate and learned needs are influenced by society and culture. Hunger A genetically influenced set point may allow people to keep their weight constant. The lateral hypothalamus and the ventromedial and paraventricular nuclei of the hypothalamus play key roles in regulating hunger. The digestive system and hormones such as insulin and leptin also regulate hunger. Environmental influences on hunger include
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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