Drive reduction hypothesis when we get a drive it

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Drive Reduction Hypothesis When we get a drive, it motivates us to reduce that drive Hard to tell how to measure when we go past basic biological drives What brings you to class? Makes you go out to party? Etc What about motivation to not eat (Ramadan) What about foreplay if you’re trying to get sexual arousal We are sometimes motivated to do things that do not coincide with this theory Cognitive Arousal
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We want a certain level of activity in our lives but if we have too much then we go  through distress Enough stimulation to keep us going, but not so much to exhaust us Motivation Intermittent Reinforcement If you had 5 good shots and 95 bad shots, you would be EXTREMELY happy about  those 5 shots Especially motivating, not knowing if something will turn out well If you start an activity unsure of whether it will end well/not well, it will make you more  likely to pursue that behaviour  Over-justification Hypothesis Think about paying students to go to school if drop-out rates are high Over-justification: if you take some activity that somebody might do anyways and pay  them (or give them some reward for it), it is gone from hobby job They no longer while find it intrinsically motivating
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