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Psychology: Motivation and Work

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obesity
a disorder characterized by being excessively overweight
bulimia nervosa
a disorder characterized by episodes of overeating, usually high-calorie foods, followed by vomitting, using laxatives, fasting, or excessive exercise
anorexia nervosa
a condition in which a normal-weight person continuously loses weight but still feels overweight
personnel psychology
a subfield of psychology that focuses on employee recruitment, selection, placement, training, appraisal, and development
organizational psychology
a subfield of psychology that examines organizational influences on worker satisfaction and productivity and facilitates organizational change
needs
self actualization, esteem, belonging and love, safety, physiological
Maslow's hierarchy
certain needs have priority over others. Physiological needs come before psychological needs
work and motivation
job, career, calling
flow
the experience between no work and a lot of work
drive reduction theory
the idea that physiological need creates an arousal tension state (a drive) that motivates an organism to satisfy the need
drive
an aroused tension that motivates an organism to satisfy the need
incentive
a positive or negative environmental stimulus that motivates behavior
instinct
complex behaviors that have fixed patterns throughout different species
motivation
a need or desire that energizes behavior and directs it towards a goal