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chapter 11 motivation - Flashcards

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Class:PSYCH 100 - Introductory Psychology
Subject:Psychology
University:Penn State - Main Campus
Term:Spring 2011
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needs inherently biological states of deficiency ( cellular or bodily ) that compel drives.
drives the perceived states of tension that occur when our bodies are deficient in some need, creating and urge to relieve the tension.
incentive any external object or event that motivates behavior
Yerkes-Dodson law the principle that moderate levels of arousal lead to optimal performance.
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self-actualization the inherent drive to realize one's full potential.
glucose a simple sugar that provides energy for cells throughout the body, including the brain.
sexual behavior actions that produce arousal and increase the likeli-hood of orgasm.
sexual orientation the disposition to be attracted to either the opposite sex (heterosexual), the same sex (homosexual), or both sexes (bisexual).
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achievement motivation a desire to do things well and overcome obstacles.
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 needs inherently biological states of deficiency ( cellular or bodily ) that compel drives.
 drivesthe perceived states of tension that occur when our bodies are deficient in some need, creating and urge to relieve the tension.
 incentiveany external object or event that motivates behavior
 Yerkes-Dodson law the principle that moderate levels of arousal lead to optimal performance.
 self-actualization the inherent drive to realize one's full potential.
 glucosea simple sugar that provides energy for cells throughout the body, including the brain.
 sexual behavior actions that produce arousal and increase the likeli-hood of orgasm.
 sexual orientation the disposition to be attracted to either the opposite sex (heterosexual), the same sex (homosexual), or both sexes (bisexual).
 achievement motivation a desire to do things well and overcome obstacles.
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