Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Unconscious motivation

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Lecture 10: Unconscious motivation

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This is the tenth lecture for the Motivation and emotion unit of study.

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Overview[edit | edit source]

This lecture:

  • discusses unconscious aspects of motivation, including psychodynamic perspectives

Take-home message:

  • Motivation often arises from sources outside of conscious awareness

Multimedia[edit | edit source]

  • Psychological priming (Bang Goes the Theory, YouTube) (6:14 mins): shows three experiments which indicate that, when primed by handling money, people eat more chocolate, are less likely to help others, and can tolerate more pain.
  • How your unconscious mind rules your behaviour (Leonard Mlodinow, TEDxReset 2013, YouTube) (12:51 mins): Examples of unconscious perception and decision making from a cognitive neuroscience perspective. Note: camera work and editing is poor.

Readings[edit | edit source]

  1. Chapter 16: Unconscious motivation (Reeve, 2018)

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