Motivational Aspects of Personality. Lecture contents. Freud’s drive/instinct theory Hull’s Stimulus-Response theory Maslow’s hierarchy of needs Deci & Ryan’s self-determination theory What counts as evidence?. Motivation. Concerned in this lecture with: Initial activation of movement
1. Be found in all societies and cultures.
2. Set satisfaction as a necessary goal, potentially with various substitutable contingent means.
3. Guide cognition.
4. Have emotional, hedonic consequences.
5. Have ill effects if not met.
6. Affect a wide variety of behaviours.
7. Operate in a wide variety of settings.
8. Be non-reducible to other motives.
9. Influence macro (economic, politic, historic) events.