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motivation
goal directed behavior
homeostasis
state of physiological equilibrim or stability
drive
internal state of tension, motivates an organism to engage in activities, reduce tension
drive reduction
when individuals experience a drive that'll pursue actions leading to...
incentive
external goal that has the capacity to motivate behavior
push versus pull
drive theories stress how internal states of tension PUSH people, incentive stress how external stimuli PULL people in certain directions
4 BASIC needs
thirst, food, sex and touch
Biological Motives
hunger, sex, thirst, sex, temperature, excretory, sleep/rest, activity, aggression
Social Motives
achievement, affiliation, autonomy, nurturance, dominance, exhibition, order, play
glucose
simple sugar (imp. source of energy)
glucostats
neurons senstiive to glucose in the surrounding fluid
insulin
hormone secreted by the pancreas
leptin
hormone regulates hungerq
vascongestion
engorgement of blood vessels
orgasm
occurs when sexual arousal reaches its peak intensity and is discharged in a series of muscular contractions