Flashcards in PSY L10 Key Terms Ch 12 Deck (14):
An inferred process within a person or animal that causes movement either toward a goal or away from an unpleasant situation.
The pursuit of an activity for its own sake.
Occurs when a single activity or goal has both a positive and negative aspect.
Approach and avoidance conflicts
Chemical substances in the nervous system that are similar in structure and action to opiates; they are involved in pain reduction, pleasure, and memory and are known technically as endogenous opioid peptides.
An expectation that comes true because of the tendency of the person holding it to act in ways that bring it about.
Focuses on behavior in the workplace; group decision making, employee morale, motivation, productivity, job stress, and etc.
The genetically influenced weight range for an individual; it is maintained by biological mechanisms that regulate food intake, fat reserves, and metabolism.
Goals framed in terms of avoiding unpleasant experiences.
Goals framed in terms of desired outcomes or experiences.
Characterized by a whirlwind of intense emotions and sexual passion.
Collections of rules that determine proper attitudes and behavior for men and women.
A pyramid structure of people's motives with the most basic needs at the bottom (food, sleep, water) and the highest level of needs, self-actualization and self-transcendence, at the top.
Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Characterized by affection and trust.