Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Unconscious motivation
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Lecture 10: Unconscious motivation
The 2020 lecture is complete.
The 2021 lecture is in development.
Overview[edit | edit source]
This lecture describes psychodynamic perspectives on unconscious motivation.
- 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 at TEDxReset 2013 (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]
- Chapter 16: Unconscious motivation (Reeve, 2018)
Slides[edit | edit source]
- Lecture slides
- Unconscious motivation (Google Slides)
See also[edit | edit source]
- Individual emotions (Previous lecture)
- Growth psychology (Next lecture)
- Time perspective (Tutorial)
- Id, ego and super-ego
- Loevinger's stages of ego development
- Mortality salience
- Object relations theory
- Terror management theory
- Death anxiety (Book chapter, 2016)
- Psychodynamic perspective of motivation (Book chapter, 2014)
- Terror management theory (Book chapter, 2020)
Recording[edit | edit source]
- Lecture 10 recording (2020) - TBA
- Lecture 10 recording (2019)
[edit | edit source]
- New York City subway stairs (YouTube; 1:27 mins)