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Generalized anxiety disorder

AP Psychology Semester Two

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Motivation: need to desire that energizes and directs behavior. Feelings or ideas that cause us to act towards a goal Theories of Motivations 1) Instincts & Evolutionary Psychology -> fixed behavior pattern; complex, enhanced behavior patterns of a species 2) Drives & Incentives Drive Reduction Theory -> behavior motivated by biological needs, such as hunger, sex, sleep and thirst. The need activates a drive which motivates to eat, drink, sleep, etc. Overall, the body seeks to maintain homeostasis. Drive: aroused, motivated state. Overimpluse to act in a way to satisfy psychological need Secondary Drive: learned drives (i.e money) Incentive Theory: extrinsic reward ->incentive is an environment stimulus that motivates behavior. We are drawn to incentives because of learning.
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