Motivation

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Sharmainhenry
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273461
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Motivation
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2014-05-06 13:00:13
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  1. Behavioral Inhibition system (BIS)
    Designed to inhibit behavior (amotivate), or "freeze"
  2. Behavioral Activation system (BAS)
    Designed to activate behavior (motivate), whether it be "fight", "flight" or some other behavior
  3. Right frontal cortical activation
    Associated with avoidance behaviors, negative affect
  4. Left frontal cortical activation
    Associated with approach behaviors, extroversion, positive affect
  5. Trait activation
    Someone who avoids social interaction tends to have stronger right frontal activity. Someone who engages others tends to have stronger left frontal activity
  6. State activation
    When one is engaged in social activity, their left frontal system engages. When one is engaged in avoiding activity (their right frontal system engages)
  7. Frontal asymmetry
    Differential activation of right v left cortical regions
  8. Psychopathy
    • Characterized by a chronic pattern of disregard and violation for the rights of others:
    • · Cognitive anomalies
    • · Emotional disturbances
    • · Behavioral problems
    • · Need for achievement: dominance
    • · Active behavioral activation systems
    • · Safety needs - intense negative affect and feelings of threat from others

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