Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Unconscious motivation

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Lecture 10: Unconscious motivation
This is the tenth lecture for the motivation and emotion unit of study.

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This lecture:

  • discusses unconscious aspects of motivation, including historical psychoanalytic perspectives and contemporary perspectives about the adaptive unconscious, priming, and psychodynamics

Take-home message:

  • Motivation often arises from, and is influenced by, sources byeond conscious awareness

Outline[edit | edit source]

  • Psychodynamic perspective
  • The unconscious
  • Psychodynamics
  • Ego psychology
  • Object relations theory

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)

References[edit | edit source]

Freud, S. (1917). [Original work published 1905]. Wit and its relation to the unconscious.

Jung, C. G. (Ed.) (1964). Man and his symbols. Doubleday.

Lodder, P., Ong, H. H., Grasman, R. P., & Wicherts, J. M. (2019). A comprehensive meta-analysis of money priming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(4), 688.

Stajkovic, A. D., Greenwald, J. M., & Stajkovic, K. S. (2022). The money priming debate revisited: A review, meta‐analysis, and extension to organizations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 43(6), 1078–1102.

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