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 →

Three Components of Attractiveness

Post your response to the following: What are three components of attractiveness? Which of the three is most important to you? Why did you choose this factor? Three components of attractiveness are physical attractiveness, gender-role expectations, and earning potential. I do agree with the text that physical attractiveness is used by people more as a... Continue Reading →

How Hormones Affect Sexual Development and Behavior

Post your response to the following: Describe how hormones masculinize or feminize sexual development and behavior. I found it fascinating how we are all, by default, physiologically females at conception even if we have a Y chromosome (Pinel, 2007). I also found it odd how someone could be genetically male but physiologically female, or vice... Continue Reading →

Social Dominance and Courtship Displays

Post your response to the following: How do various behaviors of social dominance and courtship display affect the evolutionary process? What other behaviors might have an impact on evolution? Be sure to provide specific examples. In many species, the socially dominant males have a higher rate of copulation than the lower males. Therefore socially dominant... Continue Reading →

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