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16 Cards in this Set

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feelings or ideas that cause us to act toward a goal
drive-reduction theory
behavior is motivated by biological needs
one of our requirements for survival
the umpulse to act in a way that satisfies a need
balanced internal state
primary drive
biological needs, first needs
secondary drive
learned drives to satisfy the primary drives
arousal theory
theory that states that we seek an optimum level of excitement or arousal, fills in the blanks for the drive-reduction theory
yerkes-dodson law
an individual may perform well at an easy task with a very high level of arousal, but the same high level of arousal would prevent us from performing well on a difficult task
stimuli we are drawn to due to learning
maslow's hierarchy of needs
from top to bottom

self-actualization needs, esteem needs, belongingness and love needs, safety needs, physiological needs
self-actualization needs
the need to fulfill your unique potential
esteem needs
the need to achieve and to gain approval and recognition
beloningness and love needs
the need to be accepted and belong
safety needs
the need to feel safe, secure, and out of danger
physiological needs
the need to satsify drives for hunger, thirst, and sex