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The Science of Psychology
The Biological Perspective
Sensation & Perception
Motivation and Emotion
Testing and Intelligence
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
2013-14 Example Starters
When I was a kid...
In the future...
At a concert...
In a world...
If you were raised by wolves...
At a restaurant...
Basically I got in trouble because...
One does not simply...
If you were alone in the world...
When the zombies come...
When you're driving...
When I have kids...
We could test this out...
If we didn't have this...
In a rap battle...
I could use my knowledge of this to predict that...
While studying for my test...
_______ is related to _______ because...
When you are playing call of duty...
Biology, natural selection, and adaptation
Heightened human abilities
The Ninja and His Nemesis
Nature v Nurture
Gina and Tina: Separated Twins
Definition: The desire to engage in activity to achieve an external consequence, such as a reward.
Doing an activity because of what you get for completing it.
Receiving a physical award for an accomplishment.
The desire to do something because of external reward.
Examples of Extrinsic Motivation:
Studying for a test so that you can get an A on it and pass the class.
Practicing for a sport to win games and get a trophy.
Practicing driving so you can get your license.
Going to work on time everyday in hopes that you'll be employee of the month.
Getting straight A's so your parents will give you allowance.
Completing all your chores by the end of the week, because if you do your parents will let you use the car.
Going to school so you can graduate or move on to the next grade.
Doing the Dishes so your parents won't yell at you again for not doing your chores (Avoiding punishment).
, which is the opposite of Extrinsic Motivation.
is being aware of the desire.
is engaging in an activity but not knowing the desire.
is a biologically instigated motivation.
is an internal action, that selects and directs behavior.
1. You admit that you like your job but that the main reason that you work is because you get paid every week. Your motivation is primarily _.
In this research, children, 5 years old to 13 years old, were put into subgroups and asked several questions dealing with what motivates them (intrinsically or extrinsically). They came to a conclusion that children who are younger were more extrinsically motivated versus the older children who were intrinsically motivated. Furthermore, the people in charge of this experiment came to a conclusion that disliked behaviors were linked with the children intrinsically motivated and liked behaviors were linked with extrinsically motivated.
Chandler, C. L., & Connell, J. P. (2011). Children's intrinsic, extrinsic and internalized motivation: A developmental study of children's reasons for liked and disliked behaviours. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 5(4), 357-365.
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