Lecture_11_-_Motivation

Lecture_11_-_Motivation - Which of the following is the...

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Which of the following is the MOST accurate about your dreams? A) They reflect my unconscious beliefs/ desires B) They reflect my conscious reality, beliefs/ desires C) They seem completely random D) I don’t remember my dreams/don’t know 1
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Announcements • Tests will be returned next Thursday • Psychology Dept Open House next Tues – 200B Schermerhorn – Learn about the Psych and Neuroscience and Behavior majors – See me and Noah outside of class – Eat pizza • No extra credit assignment this week 2
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Today’s Plan • Sleep – Memory Consolidation • Motivation – Regulatory Drives – Nonregulatory Drives – Motivation and Drug Use 3
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Why sleep? – Recuperation • Restorative process • “Common sense” theory (face validity) • Little physiological evidence – Benefits of wakeful resting • Suggestive evidence? – Slow wave sleep deprivation à tiredness – REM deprivation à anxious/irritable 4
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Why sleep? Evolutionary arguments – Survival of the fittest? – Passing on genes – Producing reproductive offspring – For humans – think “hunter-gatherers” – Often post-hoc/difficult to test empirically
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