How to Use This GuideThis guide provides information and resources on introducing the field of psychology as a science in an Introduction to Psychology course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.IntroductionThis section covers the topic of motivation. We will define motivation and explore the 4 major theories: Evolutionary, Drive Reduction, Optimum Arousal, and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. In addition, we will distinguish intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Finally, we will discuss our motivation for hunger and sex.
Ohio TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences (OSS) Standards
Core OSS015 Outcome: Core skill demonstrated by students who successfully complete an Introduction to Psychology Course
Standard: Describe psychological theories, principles, and concepts relevant to the following topics: Biological (Biology of Behavior, Sensation, Consciousness), Cognitive (Memory, Cognition, Perception, Intelligence), Developmental (Learning, Lifespan Development, Language), Social and Personality (Social, Personality, Emotion, Multicultural, Gender, Motivation), Mental and Physical Health (Abnormal, Health, Therapies)