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:
In the past, psychologists saw motivation in one of three different
1. Instinct Theory (today known as evolutionary perspective)
2. Drive-Reduction Theory (now push-pull factors)
3. Arousal Theory (stimulation)
TERMS TO KNOW:
drive reduction theory
hierarchy of needs
Psychologist Abraham Maslow described our needs and
priorities in a hierarchy or needs.
This week we will start our Unit on Motivation!