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Day: 31 January 2018

Motivation UNIT

Motivation UNIT

12Motivationteacher  – power point

TEST ON MEMORY/EMOTIONS/MOTIVATION/STRESS next Thursday.  FRQ (you will use your notes)

What motivates you?
To Psychologists, a motivation is a need or desire that serves to energize
behaviour and direct it toward a goal. In this chapter, we are going to
examine four main motives:
hunger
• sex
• belonging
• achievement
In the past, psychologists saw motivation in one of three different
perspectives:
1. Instinct Theory (today known as evolutionary perspective)
2. Drive-Reduction Theory (now push-pull factors)
3. Arousal Theory (stimulation)
TERMS TO KNOW:
instinct
motivation
drive reduction theory
homeostasis
incentive
hierarchy of needs

Psychologist Abraham Maslow described our needs and
priorities in a hierarchy or needs.