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12 motivation

  1. 1. Myers’ PSYCHOLOGY (5th Ed) <ul><li>Chapter 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>James A. McCubbin, PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Clemson University </li></ul><ul><li>Worth Publishers </li></ul>
  2. 2. Motivation <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a need or desire that energizes and directs behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instinct </li></ul><ul><ul><li>complex behavior that is rigidly patterned throughout a species and is unlearned </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Motivation <ul><li>Drive-Reduction Theory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the idea that a physiological need creates an aroused tension state (a drive) that motivates an organism to satisfy the need </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Motivation <ul><li>Homeostasis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tendency to maintain a balanced or constant internal state </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>regulation of any aspect of body chemistry around a particular level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incentives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a positive or negative environmental stimulus that motivates behavior </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs <ul><li>begins at the base with physiological needs that must first be satisfied </li></ul><ul><li>then higher-level safety needs become active </li></ul><ul><li>then psychological needs become active </li></ul>Self-actualization needs Need to live up to one’s fullest and unique potential Esteem needs Need for self-esteem, achievement, competence, and independence; need for recognition and respect from others Belongingness and love needs Need to love and be loved, to belong and be accepted; need to avoid loneliness and alienation Safety needs Need to feel that the world is organized and predictable; need to feel safe, secure, and stable Physiological needs Need to satisfy hunger and thirst
  6. 6. Motivation-Hunger <ul><li>Stomach contractions accompany our feelings of hunger </li></ul>0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Time in minutes Subject swallows balloon, which measures stomach contraction Subject presses key each time when hungry Stomach contractions Hunger pangs
  7. 7. Motivation-Hunger <ul><li>Glucose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the form of sugar that circulates in the blood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provides the major source of energy for body tissues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>when its level is low, we feel hunger </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Motivation-Hunger <ul><li>Set Point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the point at which an individual’s “weight thermostat” is supposedly set </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>when the body falls below this weight, an increase in hunger and a lowered metabolic rate may act to restore the lost weight </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metabolic Rate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>body’s base rate of energy expenditure </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Motivation-Hunger <ul><li>The hypothalamus controls eating and other body maintenance functions </li></ul>
  10. 10. Eating Disorders <ul><li>Anorexia Nervosa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>when a normal-weight person diets and becomes significantly underweight, yet, still feeling fat, continues to starve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>usually an adolescent female </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bulimia Nervosa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>disorder characterized by private “binge-purge” episodes of overeating, usually of highly caloric foods, followed by vomiting or laxative use </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Eating Disorders- Anorexia Nervosa <ul><li>when a person is less than 85% of their normal body weight </li></ul><ul><li>95% of sufferers are female </li></ul><ul><li>most are between the ages of 18-30 </li></ul><ul><li>30% of persons diagnosed with anorexia nervosa die </li></ul>
  12. 12. Women’s Body Images Thinnest Women’s ideal What women believed men preferred What men actually preferred Women’s current body image Fattest
  13. 13. Sexual Motivation <ul><li>Sex is a physiologically based motive, like hunger, but it is more affected by learning and values </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sexual Motivation <ul><li>Sexual Response Cycle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the four stages of sexual responding described by Masters and Johnson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>excitement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>plateau </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>orgasm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>resolution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Refractory Period </li></ul><ul><ul><li>resting period after orgasm, during which a man cannot achieve another orgasm </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. The Sexual Response Cycle Males Females Orgasm Plateau Excitement Resolution Resolution with orgasm Resolution without orgasm
  16. 16. Sexual Motivation <ul><li>Estrogen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a sex hormone, secreted in greater amounts by females than by males </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Forces Affecting Sexual Motivation External stimuli Imaginative stimuli Physiological readiness
  18. 18. Sexual Disorders <ul><li>Problems that consistently impair sexual arousal or functioning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In Men </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>premature ejaculation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ejaculation before they or their partners wish </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>impotence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>inability to have or maintain erection </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>orgasmic disorder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>infrequent or absent orgasms </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Sexual Motivation <ul><li>Sexual Orientation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an enduring sexual attraction toward members of either one’s own gender (homosexual orientation) or the other gender (heterosexual orientation) </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Motivation <ul><li>Achievement Motivation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a desire for significant accomplishment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>for mastery of things, people, or ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>for attaining a high standard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McClelland and Atkinson believed fantasies would reflect achievement concerns </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Motivation <ul><li>Intrinsic Motivation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>desire to perform a behavior for its own sake or to be effective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extrinsic Motivation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>desire to perform a behavior due to promised rewards or threats of punishment </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Rewards Affect Motivation Mom: “I’ll give you $5 for every A.’’ Controlling reward Child: “As long as she pays, I’ll study.’’ Extrinsic motivation Mom: “Your grades were great! Let’s celebrate by going out for dinner.’’ Informative reward Child: “I love doing well.’’ Intrinsic motivation
  23. 23. Motivation <ul><li>Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sub-field of psychology that studies and advises on workplace behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I/O Psychologists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>help organizations select and train employees, boost morale and productivity, and design products and assess responses to them </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Motivation <ul><li>Task Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>goal-oriented leadership that sets standards, organizes work, and focuses attention on goals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>group-oriented leadership that builds teamwork, mediates conflict, and offers support </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Motivation <ul><li>Theory X </li></ul><ul><ul><li>assumes that workers are basically lazy, error-prone, and extrinsically motivated by money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>should be directed from above </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theory Y </li></ul><ul><ul><li>assumes that, given challenge and freedom, workers are motivated to achieve self-esteem and to demonstrate their competence and creativity </li></ul></ul>

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