Motivation Theories Presentation

Slide 3 Notes The motivation of behavior is a complex internal disposition predicated on biological and environmental factors, mediated by choice (Deckers, 2005). Incentives and motives exist in both our internal and external environment, and act to inform our motivations. What is more, incentives comprise an interactive duality of anticipated rewards and inhibition of aversive... Continue Reading →

Motivation As It Relates to Cigarette Addiction, the Five-Factor Model, and Homeostasis

Explain in detail the formal concept of homeostatic regulation. Additionally, give in detail, two applied examples of the concept.  Homeostasis is the internal balance that the body maintains in order to facilitate normal corporal functions, such as blood glucose levels, intra, and extracellular fluid levels, body temperature, and salt concentrations (Deckers, 2005). The negative feedback... Continue Reading →

Sources of Motivation Paper

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to examine the interaction between motivation and behavior, as a derivative of choice. Evolution and identity are also addressed as sources of motivation. The paper concludes that motivation is the bar used to leverage motives against behavior, balanced on the fulcrum of choice.  Sources of Motivation Paper The... Continue Reading →

Motivation and The Brain Paper

Abstract This paper examines the motivation behind eating healthy within a structure of biological and environmental variables, acting upon the mechanism of choice. The factors of intrinsic and extrinsic are covered as well as the various components of anorexia nervosa and obesity. Also, an analysis of the neurological structures involved in hunger and satiety is... Continue Reading →

The Economics of Motivation

The economics of motivation was fascinating. I have studied the Skinner box extensively in both the History and Systems in Psychology course as part of my bachelor program and History of Psychology, which was part of my associate program. I always enjoyed Skinner’s emphasis on observable behavior, rather than James’ introspection. In a capitalist society,... Continue Reading →

The Concept of Stress, Its Types and Symptoms

Question: Describe in some detail the concept of stress, its types, symptoms (physical, psychological, and behavioral), as well as some characteristics of stressors. What are some potential short-term and long-term impacts of unmanaged stress upon the brain, body, and behavior? What is meant by "resiliency" and "coping"? Response: To reference chapter 6, stress seems to... Continue Reading →

Arousal and Its Role in Motivation

Question: Describe in detail what arousal is as well as the role it plays in motivation, emotion, and behavior. Be sure to include the more prominent theories in your discussion. Response: Back to the analogy of the bow and arrow, the arrows represent the incentives that exist in the environment and in our minds. Motives... Continue Reading →

The Five Factory Model in Detail

Question: Describe the five factor model in detail. Compare and contrast extrinsic and intrinsic motivation in detail. Response: The five-factor model of personality entails the dimension of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism (Deckers, 2005). Each dimension of personality includes a bi-polar spectrum of descriptors ranging from low to high. Openness includes from low to... Continue Reading →

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Question: Give a detailed overview of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Compare and contrast physiological and psychological needs.  Response: Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs follows a logical progression: physiological, safety, belongingness, esteem, and self-actualization (Deckers, 2005). Maslow’s basic assumption is that lesser needs must be satisfied before higher needs can be addressed and satiated. Physiological needs are... Continue Reading →

The Bio-Social Theory of Motivation

I was fascinated this week with the biosocial theory of motivation. I had never before considered that sex differences concerned with strength, side, and reproductive capability could so heavily leverage social behavior. I was particularly interested in the obvious yet profound observation that women are limited in the number of children they can have, but... Continue Reading →

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