What is Motivation?
Motivation is a condition that energizes behavior and gives it direction. Without it, a person will not have the will or drive to accomplish goals. Motivation is what causes us to act; it is experienced subjectively as...
goal-oriented behavior. All motives are triggered by some kind of stimulus: a bodily condition, such as low levels of blood sugar or dehydration; a cue in the environment, such as “sale” sign; or a feeling, such as loneliness, guilt, or anger. When a stimulus induces a goal-directed behavior, we say it...
1. Motivational Theories & Concepts
a. Motivation – Involves Goal-Directed Behavior
b. Drive Theories
i. Homeostasis – A State of Physiological Equilibrium or Stability.
ii. Drive – An Internal State of Tension that Motivates an Organism to Engage...
What is Motivation
• Motivation concerns the factors that direct and energize the behavior of humans and other organisms.
• Psychologists who study motivation seek to discover the particular desired goals—the motives—that underlie behavior. Motives are exemplified in behavior as basic...
Psychology of Sex
• Biologicalfactors powerfully influence our sexual motivation and behavior.
• Our sexual motivation is influenced by biologicalfactors, but psychological and social-cultural factors play an even bigger role
• Sex Motivation
o Biological Influences
Is a psychological feature that arouses an organism to act towards a desired goal and elicits, controls, and sustains certain goal-directed behaviors. It can be considered a driving force; a psychological one that compels or reinforces an action toward a desired goal. For example, hunger is a motivation...
question of whether homosexuality is a biological or environmental construction has been the focus of many heated debates among scholars, scientists and sociopolitical activists who, for various reasons, have attempted to uncover the origins of homosexual behavior. Inquiry into the origin(s) of homosexuality...
Nature or Nurture
Have you ever wondered what creates a persons sexual preference? Is it possible that their social influences and environment can lead them to certain sexual practices and same sex relationships or could it be that some people have a genetic makeup that makes it completely...
What triggers behavior?
Motivation is a Concept
We don’t observe it; we infer it
Intensity – how hard you work at something
Persistence – how long you work at something
Activation of Behavior
Directionality of Behavior – preference...
The Nature Of Sexual OrientationThe Nature of SexualOrientation i
WhatdeterminessexualorientationWhatDeterminesSexual OrientationWhat DeterminesSexual OrientatiWhat DeterminesSexualOrientation?
Choosing to have sexual relationship with the same sex is known as homosexuality, the opposite sex (heterosexuality), or both sexes are known as bisexuality. All of these are different types of sexualorientations. In the past there were some people who believed that heterosexuality was what God had said...
What is more important in determining your behavior - your personality or the siltation in which you are in (the environment)? Are you a "nice" person? If you said yes, are you always nice? The answer, if you are being honest, is no.
The question then is, if you are a "nice" person (and...
A learning approach to human sexuality
Main themes of the paper
Human sexuality plays a major role in everyone's life. Regardless, whether we are young or old, man or woman, South African or American, it is an integral part of what we do and who we are. There has been much done by way of research and...
Intelligence and its definition as well as whatdetermines and influences intelligence could be complicated. In most cases, it depends on each individual and their concept of intelligence. Many people dealing with this subject may have questioned whether intelligence is based on nature;...
SexualOrientation and Identity
Sexualorientation and identity are predominant constituents of human personality. In fact, it is impossible to think about personality as independent of sexual characteristics. This is because the personality of an individual is largely determined by gender and sexual...
Hormones and Behavior
Gender developments originate from when one is conceived, and it is from that point whereby girls are treated separately from boys. In this paper the topics of discussion will be the interaction between hormones and behaviors in addition to how these interactions...
-Video: Sex Unknown and the question how much of gender is biological, sociological, or a mix of both? Can gender be manipulated by society?
- American sexuality. How do we define sexuality for ourselves? Theories of sexual identity and orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, being queer)
between Hormones and
Behavior Regarding Gender Identity
Explain the interaction between hormones and behavior, and how these interactions affect the determination of gender identity.
Hormones and behavior affect gender identity in...
The Genetic basis for homosexuality
Abstract: Homosexuality is a common occurrence in humans and other species, and yet its genetic basis is poorly understood. It provokes scientists’ interest by contradicting the basic low of natural selection, namely how can a trait that ensures low relative...
debated in the United stated for a number of years. There are several scientist and students who try to come up with a conclusion on the topic. Sexualorientation has been a difficult thing to negotiate due to science and faith. Many have been lead to believe that homosexuality was a mental disorder that...