Psychology 101 – Motivation

motivationThis post in the Psychology 101 series focuses on motivation, the driving force behind behaviour which leads us to pursue some things and avoid others. Firstly we will take a broad approach and examine each of the major perspectives on motivation ranging from the psychodynamic to the evolutionary model. Finally we will zoom in a little and consider some of the most important individual motives that guide human behaviour.

By the end of this post on Psychology 101, you should be able to:

  1. Distinguish among the different theoretical perspectives on motivation
  2. Describe how eating behaviours are regulated
  3. Describe how sexual motivation involves hormones and social and cultural factors
  4. Distinguish between the two clusters of psychological motives

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