Lecture Notes for PSY 394V - FOUNDATIONS SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY with Pennebaker at Texas (UT)

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Material Type:Class Note
University:University of Texas - Austin
Term: 1995
  • Affiliation
  • Physiological Needs
  • Situational
  • Achievement
  • Differences
  • Behind (of)
  • Relationship
  • Experiences
  • Psychologist
  • (to/for) Him/it
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A Brief Summary of What Motives Are and How They Work Implicit Motives as conceptualized by McClelland, Atkinson, Winter, McAdams and others function in a similar way as physiological needs. Implicit Motives are inherently affect-driven, they aim at gaining pleasure from the consummation of a motive-specific incentive. Motives are aroused by situational cues that predict the availability of a motive-specific incentive in a given situation and subsequently recruit and fuel behavior aimed at attaining the incentive. As individual-difference measure motives refer to the extent that a person can get motivated by such situational cues and gain pleasure from the consuming the motive-specific natural incentive. For example: Having impact on others usually goes with a feeling of strength and dominance. Certain situational cues signal that this is a situation that would potentially allow to have impact and experience these kind of feelings. Via emotional learning (probably conditioning) people develop natural preferen...

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