Motivation, Emotion and Stress Unit

Motivation, Emotion and Stress Unit

Module 37-44

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.

Four Motivation Activities Website

Image result for motivationThis week we will start our Unit on Motivation!

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