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instinct theory

act in ways bc of instinctual patterns of behaviour

- born with
- complex
- species-specific

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imprinting

emerge after exposure to a suitable stimulus during critical period

- not present at birth

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attachment

emotional bond; characterized by tendency to seek/maintain closeness

- humans: ~6 months

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attachment system

both form attachments (infant and caregiver)

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object relations theory

infants' experience in relationship w/caregiver = primary determinant of personality formation

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need-drive theory

states of need -> state of unpleasantness -> drive to reduce need

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yerke-dodson law

- optimal level of arousal for every activity there is
- act to maintain this level

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cognitive evaluation theory

suggests events affect motivation through individual's perception of events as controlling behaviour/providing info

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goal orientations

patterns of beliefs about goals related to achievement in school

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mastery goal

personal intention to improve abilities/learn (no matter how performance suffers)

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performance goal

personal intention to seem competent/perform well in eyes of others