This 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:
- Distinguish among the different theoretical perspectives on motivation
- Describe how eating behaviours are regulated
- Describe how sexual motivation involves hormones and social and cultural factors
- Distinguish between the two clusters of psychological motives