The Motivation Of Drive Theory Of Denial

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An individual that utilizes denial as a coping skill throughout their life is extraordinarily nimble at avoiding glaring behaviors and actions of themselves and the people that they love. The motivation of drive theory of denial allows the individual in denial to reduce their inner turmoil and tension by pretending the unwanted situations are not there. As an example, Jean is a middle child in a family of six. She is the only girl and if often overwhelmed by the boys arguing and rough housing. She may have learned to cope with this by pretending that it was not going on. Perhaps she tattled on the boys, they were sent to their rooms as punishment, resulting in peace and quiet. Jean would later use this learned behavior to manipulate situations. …show more content…
The incentive for this behavior is to ease discomfort and feel better. The brain state of these individuals is to soothe and ease pain. The arousal that drives overeating behavior can be triggered by awkward situations and hurt feelings. Debbie was raised to be a young mother that was not confident in her parenting skills, each time that Debbie fussed her mother gave her a pacifier or a bottle. Regardless of Debbie’s actually need or want, she was taught by her mother’s actions that food was a soother and should satisfy any situation or emotion that Debbie encounters. This learned behavior has set Debbie’s brain state to seek food to soothe her angst. When Debbie finds herself sad, mad, etc… she turns to food to ease her discomfort. Advertisers play on the brain state of the emotional eaters with their taglines and ad campaigns. The emotional eater faces a self-perpetuating cycle of behavior. When the emotional eater is in a stressed, they turn to food to soothe this stress, eating to squelch the pain that they feel. This emotional eat often results in regret and self-loathing for eating food that is bad for them or for gaining weight, these feelings create more stress and evoke stress and the desire to emotionally eat, thus perpetuating a destructive cycle of …show more content…
Memories are not stored in one area of the brain; instead, memories rely on a brain-wide process that requires many areas working together to create and retrieve memories. As we learn, our brain must decide if this is a short-term memory or a long-term memory, and then encode these elements to be stored throughout the proper divisions of the brain. Storing a common memory like the chicken dance requires the brain to store the actions required to do the dance with the musical notes. Our brains are hardwired to encode music as a long-term memory, in the medial pre-fontal cortex. These memories are easily retrieved for decades. The motor skills that are stored in the brain as a memory to complete this dance, four major areas are responsible for the acquisition and execution of motor skills. Prefrontal cortex, motor cortex, basal ganglia and the cerebellum are the main areas that memories are stored and recalled. The fact that the chicken dance utilizes the motor skills with the music memory make it easier to recall virtually decades after the last time you heard

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