A need or desire that energizes and directs behavior toward a goal.
A complex, inherited behavior that is rigidly patterened throughout a species.
The idea that a physiological need creates a state of tension(a drive) that motivates an organism to satisfy the need.
The theory that a degree of psychological arousal helps performance, but only to a point.
A tendency to maintain a balanced or constant internal state.
A desire to perform a behavior because of promised rewards or threats of punishment.
A desire perform a behavior for its own sake and to be effective.
Humanistic psychologist who developed the heirarchy of needs.
heirarchy of needs
Maslow's pyramid of human needs.
Highest need on Maslow's pyramid.
According to maslow, the need to realize our full and unique potential.
A desire for significant accomplishment; for mastery of things, people, or ideas; and for attaining a high standard.
Neo-Freaudian who first established the concept of achievement motivation and developed imprtant personality testing tools.
The point at which an individual's "weight thermostat" is set.
basal metabolic rate
The body's resting rate at which we burn calories for energy.
An eating disorder in which normal-weight people have a distorted self-perception of being fat, put themselves on self-starvation regimens, and become dangerously underweight.
An eating disorder characterized by episodes of overeating followed by vomiting, use of laxatives, fasting, or excessive exercise.
drive-reduction theory (example)
Do easy tasks or difficult tasks require more arousal in order to be performed at the highest level?
physiological, safety, belongingness(and love), esteem, self-actualization
What is the order of Maslow's heirarchy of needs from most important needs to least important needs?