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Module 37: Motivational Concepts
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a need or desire that energizes and directs behavior.
a complex behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a species and is unlearned.
views our instincts as the source of our motivation
a basic bodily requirement
an aroused motivated state (ex. hunger or thirst)
the idea that a physiological need creates an aroused state (a drive) that motivates an organism to satisfy the need.
a tendency to maintain a balanced or constant internal state; the regulation of any aspect of body chemistry, such as blood glucose, around a particular level.
a positive or negative environmental stimulus that motivates behavior.
the need to maintain optimal levels of arousal motivates behaviors that meet no physiological need
the principle that performance increases with arousal only up to a point, beyond which performance decreases.
hierarchy of needs
Maslow's pyramid of human needs, beginning at the base with physiological needs that must first be satisfied before higher-level safety needs and then psychological needs become active.
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