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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Part A of this lecture describes psychodynamic perspectives on unconscious motivation.

Part B demonstrates how to make a multimedia recording.


  1. How your unconscious mind rules your behaviour: Leonard Mlodinow at TEDxReset 2013 (18:45 mins; start at 02:45 mins): This video provides several examples of unconscious perception and decision making.
  2. Psychological priming (Bang Goes the Theory, Youtube, ~6 mins): This video 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.


  1. Chapter 16: Unconscious motivation (Reeve, 2015)


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