Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Implicit motives and goals
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Lecture 05: Implicit motives and goals
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Overview[edit | edit source]
This lecture discusses:
- implicit motives
- goal-setting and goal striving
- Implicit (unconscious) motives include achievement, affiliation, and power motivations.
- We do our best when we have a specific plan of action to pursue a difficult, specific and self-congruent goal.
Multimedia[edit | edit source]
- David McClelland and three motivational needs (Management Courses, YouTube) (8:12 mins): Explains the three psychological needs proposed by David McClelland using a practical scenario - building a sales team.
- Locke and Latham's Goal Setting Theory (MindTools, YouTube) (1:29 mins): A lot of contemporary goal setting advice is derived from Locke and Latham's (1990) goal setting theory - summarised in this video using 5 Cs.
Readings[edit | edit source]
Slides[edit | edit source]
- Lecture slides
See also[edit | edit source]
- Extrinsic motivation and psychological needs (Previous lecture)
- Mindsets, control, and self (Next lecture)
Recording[edit | edit source]
- Lecture 05 recording (2021)
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- BBC Interview with Rupert Murdoch (YouTube, 1968) (0:48 min) - Example of one of the main type of social need - the need for power
- Keep your goals to yourself (Derek Sivers, TED talk, 2010) (3 min) - Conventional wisdom is to make our goals public to hold us accountable but it also gives a (false) sense of satisfaction that undermines future effort
- If you could achieve one goal in 24 hours (Brian Tracy) (2 min) - A "motivational guru" argues for putting everything aside to achieve one goal in 24 hours
- [https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_87.htm Locke's goal-setting theory: Setting meaningful, challenging goals) (Mind Tools)
- Want to succeed? Don't set goals, set systems (Adam Alter, Big Think) (3:50 mins) - Goal setting and goal striving can be a motivational double-edged sword